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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

GOP Budget Sets Terms of Debate


“[T]he plan rolled out by the Republican majority in the House figures to shake up this year’s already contentious budget debate as well as next year’s presidential politics. By its mix of deep cuts in taxes and domestic spending, and its shrinkage of the American safety net, the plan sets the conservative parameter of the debate over the nation’s budget priorities further to the right than at any time since the modern federal government began taking shape nearly eight decades ago.” (New York Times)

You can’t talk reasonably about cutting the budget without considering what role government should or shouldn’t have.

FEE Timely Classic
“Liberalism and Limited Government” by Israel M. Kirzner