It Can Be Done
One economist takes a pass at budget-pork cutting and nets $347 billion in results.
Yes, as one commenter there notes, "every cut has a constituency." But it really saddens me that the former party of fiscal responsibility, responsible for forcing and crafting the Clinton-era budget surpluses, once proposing to cut whole programs and departments, now gorges on its very anathema. I always suspected that Republicans are whores just like Democrats, but it's disheartening to find out its true.
Where are the Republicans who used to rally to the flag of lean government? The time is now.
[Sound of crickets and a lone banner flapping.]