Friday, December 03, 2004

Mister "Small Government"

While this is highly unlikely to be news to anyone in the know in Washington, it is certainly interesting to read that Grover Norquist, whose supposed anti-government creed is doing so much to drive U.S. tax policy these days, is a man who sells access to his friends in government for cold hard cash. See Lou DuBose's recent Texas Observer article, K Street Croupiers.
Grover, if you are out there, at what point do the means become the ends?
And this is even leaving aside the point that, as I have argued in a number of places, such as in Cato's Regulation Magazine, Grover's tax-cutting policy actually makes government bigger over time by increasing redistribution from younger to older generations and creating such instability that people must continually lobby over absolutely everything.

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