In response to:

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

TJS Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 2:05 PM
Unfortunately the roles have reversed as shown in employment statistics, where government grew substantially under bush 8 years, including 100k of new "intelligence worrkers", to spy on us at the end of his term (a spike up to the highest level ever) and has lost 1,300k+ since 2008. As a conservative, a long way from the 1%....I can do the math...can you?
Colonialgirl Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 4:12 PM
Somehow I think you are less conserative than you claim; The GREATEST growth of Government employees has been under OBAMA. The so-called "loss" of 1300K is a load of the finest bovine fertilzer.

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.