The recently released Center for American Progress on federal land issues is a great example of how D.C. policy debates can become harsh and mean‐spirited, even when some bipartisan policy agreements exist.
Limited reform proposals can help educate the public. But unless we start repealing programs and agencies the government is just going to keep on fumbling year after year, and the debt is going to keep piling up.
USAs would help solve all sorts of problems for many Americans by giving them a savings account that maximized liquidity and flexibility, while encouraging saving and zeroing out taxes that eat away at returns.
When the subsidies start flowing, the do‐gooders in Washington just can’t keep their hands off. Regulatory manipulation is just too tempting for the politicians and bureaucrats, who hide their big‐government impulses behind conservative‐sounding phrases such as “standards” and “accountability.”