I had the great pleasure of spending time talking with Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, over the weekend at the Cato 200 Laguna Beach, CA retreat. In his talk he referenced downsizing government.org as a wonderful reference tool. And that it is. The charts are sick. Literally. You can pick and choose your favorites to show your liberal friends. It will help you get your point through their thick skulls.
Anyway, I checked it out yesterday. I wanted to see what was up with the department of Agriculture. You would think that with advances in technology by companies like John Deere making farming more efficient the same might be true for the Dept. of Ag. Right? That obviously hasn’t happened. Take a look at this Cato downsizinggovernment.org chart of federal spending by the Department of Agriculture from 1970-2013. The only way to save money in government is to shut it down.