Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Case for Shrinking and Shrinking Government

Andy Quinlan from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation emails:

Washington is riddled with both legal and illegal corruption because government is too big and has too much power. The federal budget redistributes $3.5 trillion through more than 1,800 subsidy programs. The regulatory burden is $1.2 trillion and there have been 51,000 new regulations since 1995. And there are more than 70,000 pages of tax law and regulations. These are the reasons why Washington is a hornet's nest of deal-making, influence-peddling, and back-scratching. The Center for Freedom and Prosperity's new video argues that reducing the size and scope of government is the only effective way to control Washington sleaze.

Bottom line: Government power corrupts and more regulation creates more government power points to corrupt.

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