Across-the-board cuts are the only road to budget reduction

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April 22, 2011
Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland  
Posted in Commentary

"To defeat the intense lobbying of powerful interest groups (including DoD and its contractors) and accompanying partisan conflict over budget cuts, which was illustrated by the uproar over the modest $38.5 billion (I mean $350 million) cut for 2011, a simple decision rule of across-the-board spending cuts is the only road to travel. We have to reject cutting defense and every other program on the basis of rational analysis. Fiscal times are too grim for that, and politics just won’t permit it." (04/20/11)

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=3035  

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