Spending-Limits Bill Serves as a Great Excuse

Lawmakers, as with a lot of people who spend too much time in the self-help aisle at the bookstore, don’t trust themselves to behave.

They apparently don’t trust each other, either.

Conservatives are once again proposing a law that would restrain any attempt to spend more money than can be justified by the state’s growth.

What happened to just doing things the way you think they should be done? One way to limit spending is simply to spend less, but that would win little applause; putting a limit in place converts an act of ordinary fiscal planning into a political ...

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