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New report explains how conservative policies are ruining NC state government

Posted By Rob Schofield On December 15, 2011 @ 10:31 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

You have to hand it to modern conservatives — their cynical plan to “drown government in the bathtub” [1] is succeeding. It works like this:

Yell and scream that government spending is “out of control” and then use the manufactured confusion and anger that results to justify big tax and spending cuts. Then, when the quality of government services plummet as a result of the cuts, yell and scream that government is inherently inefficient, wasteful and incompetent  [2]and restart the whole vicious cycle.

The saddest thing about all of this is that the underlying premise (a premise frequently parroted by well-meaning, if inattentive progressives) is all wet. Government spending in North Carolina is quite demonstrably not out of control now and has not been out of control anytime recently.

As Ed McLenghan’s post just below [3] explains, it’s all there in the numbers.


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[1] “drown government in the bathtub”: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Grover_Norquist

[2] yell and scream that government is inherently inefficient, wasteful and incompetent : http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2011/12/13/the-gop%e2%80%99s-could-and-would-on-medicaid/

[3] Ed McLenghan’s post just below: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2011/12/15/btc-brief-state-investments-in-public-services-at-40-year-low-despite-increased-demand/

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