Republicans let federal subsidy programs multiply

11/20/2006
Part of the reason the Republican Party lost control of Congress on Nov. 7 is that too many of its incumbents abandoned their principles.Republicans once championed limits on government. In power, though, they expanded the role of the state, too often to dispense political favors.Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, last month reported a revealing measure of this malpractice.He assembled data on federal subsidy programs from a government periodical called the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.He found 1,696 subsidy programs in the federal budget this year. The number lately has zoomed. In 2000 it was 1,425. In 1990 it was 1,176; in 1980, 1,...
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