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The Ryan Budget: Is Returning to Clinton-Era Levels of Fiscal Restraint Really Asking too Much?

gwinters Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 4:34 AM
I think you missed the point of the article egijanto . Not that I disagree with you about the democratic congress and the frank/dodd/obama/ fannie mae/freddie mac scam etc.. There were many favorable economic indicators during the Bush administration including the impressive and critical 4.6% unemployment rate.

It can be very frustrating to work at the Cato Institute and fight for small government.

Consider what’s happened the past couple of days.

Congressman Paul Ryan introduces a budget and I dig through the numbers with a sense of disappointment because government spending will grow by an average of 3.4 percent annually, much faster than needed to keep pace with inflation.

But I don’t even want government to grow as fast as inflation. I want to reduce the size and scope of the federal government.