Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's the spending, stupid: downsizing government is the new agenda

My favorite think tank—The Cato Institute—has a new ad out that just appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Examiner and Politico. Click on the image above to see the full-size version of the ad.

As Daniel Henninger writes in today's WSJ, "It's the Spending, Stupid." The biggest issue for the electorate today is out-of-control spending at the federal and state levels. We've got to start cutting back, and in a serious way. Cato has already identified hundreds of billions that could be saved annually by cutting or eliminating programs and departments that never should have been created in the first place. Read this and pass it along.

1 comment:

Bill said...


I'd be interested in your position on whether the TARP was necessary. It seems that without it, we would have a run on the major banks leading to an outright depression. I suppose in hindsight folks could say it was not necessary (and therefore attack some very well meaning Republicans who supported it) but then Treasury did nothing in 1929 to shore up confidence and look what happened.