Saturday, June 24, 2006

Republicans Plan to Wipe Out All Federal Programs
"Apparently rushing to lock in a long-sought goal before the fall elections, GOP congressional leaders may bring to a vote within weeks a proposal that could literally wipe out any federal program that protects public health or the environment - or for that matter civil rights, poverty programs, auto safety, education, affordable housing, Head Start, workplace safety or any other activity targeted by anti-regulatory forces.

With strong support from the Bush White House and the Republican Study Committee, the proposal would create a 'sunset commission' - an unelected body with the power to recommend whether a program lives or dies, and then move its recommendations through Congress on a fast-track basis with limited debate and no amendments."
Finally, congress is doing something that I can totally get behind! Please, Let this become law -- imagine a world where federal progams eventually die, unless specifically renewed because they're actually functioning as intended and on budget. The article here is anti-sunset, but the vast majority of watchdog groups eagerly support such restrictions on government power -- sunset committees curb the rampant growth of wasteful inefficient government-style programs.

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