Saturday, October 25, 2008

Shrinking government and government spending

Conservatives like to talk about small government. But we lost our way somehow, and somehow the big government, big borrowing and big military cancers of the Bush administration have painted conservatives as being in favor of these monstrosities. Which is why I don't identify myself as a conservative. I have not changed: I am still a constitutionalist pro-life, small government thinker. But conservative no longer means what it did. Rep. Barney Frank is right: the next administration needs to cut military spending drastically. 25% is a good start, and it should go vastly deeper.

"Rep. Frank, D-Mass., also called for a 25 percent cut in military spending, saying the Pentagon has to start choosing from its many weapons programs, and that upper-income taxpayers are going to see an increase in what they are asked to pay."

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