Back in the 1990s, when I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh when driving back and forth between Charlottesville, Virginia and our nation’s capital or when motoring about within the confines of that city’s Beltway, I recall the talker criticizing the then-incumbent President of the United States for his wayward ways.
Now, he wants to return federal spending the levels of that era? He said as much in praising Ron Paul’s economic plan:
Genuine, big spending cuts are the only thing that is going to bring us back into some semblance of ideas. Now, these aren’t really Ron Paul’s ideas. They are ours. On this program, I myself, El Rushbo, have suggested freezing spending at 2008 levels. In fact, I said, you guys, the Democrats, you’re running around and you’re talking about how great the Clinton years were, let’s freeze, let’s take spending back to that level. You said Clinton produced a boom, let’s go back to those years. Let’s do that. So Paul is stealing that idea. Cutting the EPA, we’ve long been an advocate of this, eliminating whole bureaucracies. But nobody on our side’s ever really seriously proposed it, and Ron Paul’s going to.
Via Joel Gehrke @ the Washington Examiner. Kudos to Paul for going big with his proposal as we need to do given the Augean task facing the next president. (Please note that yours truly has not yet read the plan, so am not endorsing it, just showing appreciation for the bold gesture — and the need for more than just cosmetic cuts in federal spending.)
Looks like he’s offering us the type of “net spending cut” Barack Obama promised in the last campaign.