Downsizing the Federal Government

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Most federal programs are unnecessary, actively damaging, or properly the responibility of the states or the private sector. This book examines a huge range of programs that should be cut to balance the budget and reduce taxes.

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Overview

Most federal programs are unnecessary, actively damaging, or properly the responibility of the states or the private sector. This book examines a huge range of programs that should be cut to balance the budget and reduce taxes.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781930865839
  • Publisher: Cato Institute
  • Publication date: 11/25/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,523,800
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Size and scope of the federal government 7
3 Why downsize? 23
4 A plan to cut spending and balance the budget 37
5 Wasteful programs 51
6 Special interest spending 79
7 Actively damaging programs 95
8 Fiscal federalism 105
9 Privatization 119
10 Structural reforms and outlook 133
App. 1 The government and the great depression 149
App. 2 Discussion of selected budget cuts 157
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  • Posted November 18, 2010

    Highly recommended for anyone interested in identifying billions of dollars of waste in the federal government and how it can be eliminated.

    Chris Edwards has done an exceptional job of evaluating government programs, determining which are outside of the federal government's Constitutional authority, and pinpointing excessively wasteful spending. His formula for determining which programs should be eliminated, turned over to the states, or privatized should be a blueprint for our elected officials. In fact, I heard Congressman John Boehner refer to "Downsizing the Federal Government" so I know that it has come to the attention of our Congress. A terrific insight into how bloated the federal government has become.

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