Thomas Ravenel on Budget & Economy
My default setting will be to take a machete to Washington's waste, duplication, inefficiency and unnecessary programs. I'll also make you this promise: Any one coming to my office with a plan to spend one additional dime of your tax money on a new government program better also come with a plan to get rid of an equal amount. We cannot afford to let government to continue its mindless growth.
Now that he has been "emancipated" from the party label, the more libertarian Ravenel gladly holds forth on just about any issue that comes up. On federal spending he warns that the nation is headed for "a doomsday scenario."
"The federal government is making all these promises, but at some point, we're not going to be able to fulfill those promises," he says. "We're going to end up like dogs fighting for scraps."
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