It's an incentive, but not the root cause
"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."
It was costly to the government and the economy
"It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open."
Surveys confirm cost is biggest obstacle
"Why didn't (uninsured Americans) buy insurance? Because of the expense."
Actually, opposition was even higher
"There was a Gallup poll in Egypt last year, and 70 percent of Egyptians don't want our money."
That's what he said
"When (John) Brennan ... was asked directly … ‘Is there any geographic limitation to your drone strike program?’ Brennan responded and said, ‘no, there is no limitation.’"
Defense, entitlements, interest payments are too big to allow it
The federal government "can cut all of the non-military discretionary spending and not balance the budget."
More than probably: It is
Israel's per capita income "is greater than probably three-fourths of the rest of the world."
Yes, spending is up as a share of GDP
"We now consume at the federal level 25 percent of the gross domestic product. Historically we were at 20 percent. So we've taken 5 percent away from the private sector."
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