President Barack Obama yesterday was asked a question about the Tea Party movement. Part of his response:
[T]he challenge, I think, for the Tea Party movement is to identify specifically what would you do. It's not enough just to say, get control of spending. I think it's important for you to say, I'm willing to cut veterans' benefits, or I'm willing to cut Medicare or Social Security benefits, or I'm willing to see these taxes go up.
We aren't the Tea Party, but we're happy to help any interested citizens identify whole swaths of the federal apparatus to cut, eliminate, or reform, in order to deal forthrightly with what prominent non-libertarians from Ben Bernanke to Michael Kinsley to the Congressional Budget Office agree is an "unsustainable" fiscal future. What are we willing to cut? Agriculture subsidies. Medicaid matching funds. The Drug War. The Department of Energy. Overseas deployment of more than 100,000 troops. The Federal Communications Commission. The Davis-Bacon Act. And so, so much more.
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