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Amen to that. I am hard pressed to think of a single major program or entitlement that was repealed. It seems like once these sorts of things get their initial funding they will never, ever go away. This is not a judgement on whether these programs are good or not, just that politicians find it much easier to say "I increased entitlements" than "We can do without this and should not be spending this money".

Politicians seem to think that if a program hasn't been effective it is because they haven't thrown enough money at it.

Unfortunately, politicians will always criticize other politicians who cut any program as uncaring.
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