Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute argues that the government does a better job keeping spending under control when Congress and the White House are controlled by different parties. Of all the postwar administrations, the biggest spenders were Kennedy, Johnson and Bush II, all of whom enjoyed party majorities in Congress. The lowest spenders were Eisenhower and Clinton, who had to deal with an opposition Congress. Since Congress isn't likely to go Democratic this year, the normally conservative Bandow concludes that the best way to rein in government spending is to vote for Kerry.Back to the Odd Hours main page
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