April 28, 2000

Why I Am Not a Liberal

By: James Poulos

From the point of [view of] the federal government’s balance sheet[,] there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between a dollar spent on health care, on a fighter plan[e], or on a tax cut. — Ezra Klein

Easy laughs aside, I wish someone would vociferously attack both this position and the one that says tax cuts are always so good that they should deepen regardless of how fast and furiously federal spending rises. That attitude, which seems to have taken over the GOP, is key to the Faustian bargain that drives entitlement spending ever higher as a reward to Democrats for allowing endlessly higher war spending.