Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Reihan Salam for OMB Director

So here is the grand bargain: let’s focus on wasteful, duplicative, ineffective, and unwarranted spending first, reduce tax expenditures second, and then and only then consider raising the overall tax burden. I sense that the first task will keep us busy for a long time.  

Regardless of what you thought of Grand New Party, I'd say this is a blueprint for reforming the size of the federal government that any conservative could get behind.

Also, since the OMB is such a big part of carrying out the Executive Branch mission, why doesn't the choice of a director get more attention? Are presidential candidates ever asked about their vision for an OMB director?

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1 comment:

J. Strupp said...

How about we focus on putting people back to work above all of them?