Over at Downsizing the Federal Government, we focused on the following issues this week:
- A new Cato video puts $61 billion in spending cuts in perspective.
- Republicans and Democrats are arguing over the 17 percent of the federal budget known as nondefense discretionary spending. We take a look at what constitutes that spending.
- Merely capping federal spending growth at 3 percent a year would get the budget under control without having to raise taxes.
- A look at what has caused the U.S. Department of Agriculture's budget to boom.
- Alleged devotees of a more limited government often waste their time on quixotic moral crusades to “make government more efficient.” In doing so, they’re really just playing into the hands of those that want big government. They’re also helping lead citizens to believe that our budget problems can be solved with just a little house cleaning.