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Obama - Shrinking Government Easy as Pie

Jay413 Wrote: May 21, 2012 5:38 PM
Don't forget that each of these programs has important congressional supporters, in some cases even people who pretend to be conservative. This is just one more example of why we need term limits, short ones, based on total service in the Senate and House COMBINED. 12 years total in DC is enough to make anyone's brain addled.

Every so often, an article crosses your desk that makes you feel like you’ve been hit between the eyes with a sledgehammer. Even if you have a solid understanding of the topic, and you notice that the facts at hand match your previous suspicions, somehow you still have to keep a grip on yourself because it is so staggering. That is what happened to me while reading Michael Tanner’s recent report for the Cato Institute on the American welfare system.

Tanner is a recognized expert on our welfare system, having written two books on the subject during the 1990’s, when people...