Friday, September 05, 2003

George! You're Killing Me! Part II
The Cato Institute is calling W the Mother of All Big Spenders. In three years non-defense discretionary spending has increased 20.8%. Under Clinton, it fell 0.7%. Here is their brutally on-target assessment:

Sadly, the Bush administration has consistently sacrificed sound policy to the god of political expediency. From farm subsidies to Medicare expansion, purchasing reelection votes has consistently trumped principle. In fact, what we have now is a president who spends like Carter and panders like Clinton. Our only hope is that the exploding deficit will finally cause the administration to get serious about controlling spending.

Note: I noticed this at Andrew Sullivan and he got it from Volokh.

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