Jacob Sullum on Obama's Complaints About 'Radical' Republicans


Last week President Obama implied that Republicans who want the Supreme Court to overturn the federal health insurance mandate are trying to undo the New Deal. He made a similar claim regarding the House Budget Committee's recently unveiled fiscal plan, which he called "an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country." In truth, says Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, neither the constitutional constraints nor the budgetary tinkering advocated by the Republicans would make the federal government any smaller than it is now. Sullum wishes Republicans were half as radical as the president portrays them.