Over at Downsizing the Federal Government, we focused on the following issues this week:
- Unfortunately, the president's Fiscal Commission appears to have operated on the premise that the federal government should continue to do everything it now does.
- Getting Rep. Jeff Flake on appropriations is a step in the right direction, but his appointment can’t be a token gesture.
- A new study finds that policymakers needn't fear spending cuts.
- House Republican leaders' support for "Prince of Pork" Hal Rogers to chair the chamber's appropriations committee is a slap in the face of voters who demanded change in November.
- Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, whose state's unemployment rate is almost 13 percent, has advice for Washington on how to create jobs. No, it's not April 1st.