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Senator Curtis wants to “starve government to death”

David CurtisSenator David Curtis recently defended the misguided and misnamed Taxpayer Bill of Rights in a story in the Lincoln Times-News about the proposal that would limit state spending based on an arbitrary and inappropriate formula.

Curtis thinks government is too big and that there’s only one way to address that.

“The only way to shrink government is to starve it to death.”

That can’t be very reassuring to people in Curtis’ district worried about their schools or roads or health care services, that he wants to starve their government to death.

Maybe he was channeling his inner Grover Norquist, who famously said he wanted to shrink government “down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”

Those anti-government types have such a pleasant and lovely way with words.

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