• This Week’s Column: I Can Balance the Budget

      Last week, I balanced the budget! In this week’s column, I include a few more suggestions from the guests on my show:

      "Repeal Obamacare," syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock said.

      Reason magazine editor Matt Welch wants to cut the Department of Homeland Security, "something that we did without 10 years ago."

      But don't we need Homeland Security to keep us safe?

      "We already have law enforcement in this country that pays attention to these things. This is a heavily bureaucratized organization.

      "Cut the Commerce Department," Mary O'Grady of The Wall Street Journal said. "If you take out the census work that it does, you would save $8 billion. And the rest of what it does is really just collect money for the president from business."

      As the bureaucrats complain about proposals to make tiny cuts, it's good to remember that disciplined government could make cuts that get us to a surplus in one year. But even a timid Congress could make swift progress if it wanted to. If it just froze spending at today's levels, it would almost balance the budget by 2017.

      Full column here.

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