If small government Republicans ever want to try the same kind of "institutionalizing" of their ideas that every new government program represents for big government liberals, they ought to take note of this op/ed from Charles Murray, advocating the repeal of withholding and a separate payroll tax. If Americans understood how much they are really paying for their government, chances are that they'd be less susceptible to the left-wing siren song promising more government benefits for "nothing."
When I consulted for the 1994 US Senate campaign of John Ashcroft, he advocated this policy. Then, no one listened. Could it now be an idea whose time has come?