Today’s editorial in the Missoulian rolls out the old tired warhorse of excessive government spending, claiming that “Combined federal, state and local government spending averages more per household than most Missoula households earn.”
The editorial goes on to condemn federal, state, and county expenditures, but leaves out one crucial piece of information: any proposed solution. Conservatives run this argument out all the time: that government spending is out of control, but they rarely offer solutions.
With that in mind, I have a simple question for the editor(s) at the Missoulian. What would you cut? And not some tiny program like the NEA. I want real, meaningful cuts that will decrease government spending. Roads? Defense? Social Security? What should it be?
There is no doubt that there is waste in government. It’s time to make conservatives responsible for their rhetoric about spending, though. Without real numbers, it’s a waste of column space.