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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Are There Really 141 Federal Programs Bush Wants to Abolish?


Yes, there are and you can read all about each one of them, why Bush thinks they have failed and should be abolished and how much will be saved by doing so right here.

UPDATE:

And speaking of federal programs that ought to be abolished, how about taking a serious look at ending the federal program that pays people to come to Washington to protest because the government - i.e. you and I, the taxpayers - haven't given them enough tax dollars? Go here for the details and be forewarned, this may increase your blood pressure.

UPDATE II:

More diamonds of transparency and common sense have been found deep in the 2007 Bush federal budget proposal, this time by Bill Beach, Director of The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis.

The latest find is Bush's proposal to establish within the Treasury Department a new Division of Dynamic Analysis. Dynamic what, you ask? In economics, there is "static analysis," which assumes people like you and I don't react to changes in tax policy by changing what we do with our time and money. And there is "dynamic analysis," which assumes that you and I do change our behavior in reaction to changes in tax policy.

Sounds deathly boring, yes, but folks who take dynamic analysis seriously tend to be very enthusiastic about lower taxes, while folks who like static analysis tend to think raising taxes doesn't really hurt anybody. It's esoteric, but you see the consequences of each approach in your pay check every week.