Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Reject the Welfare/Warfare State

Congress Must Reject the Welfare/Warfare State

“During the past few weeks, Congress has been locked in a battle to pass a continuing resolution to fund government operations through September.  Both supporters and opponents of the bill, HR 1, claim it is a serious attempt to reduce federal spending.  However, an examination of the details of the bill call that claim into question.  For one thing, the oft-cited assertion that HR 1 reduces spending by $99 billion is misleading.  The $99 billion figure merely represents the amount that HR 1 reduces spending from the President’s proposed Fiscal Year 2011 budget - not reductions in actual spending.  Trying to claim credit for a reduction in spending based on cuts in proposed spending is like claiming someone is following a diet because he had only five slices of pizza when he intended to have 10 slices!”

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