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GOP: Let’s Go Back to the 60s

July 18, 2011, 4:00 pm | Posted by Nick Sementelli

Unsurprisingly, the conservative Cut, Cap and Balance coalition has grown to include Republican legislators who are now sponsoring an amendment to put these radical, dangerous policy ideas into law.

The proposal would limit federal spending to an arbitrary 18% of GDP, levels equivalent to what the United States spent in 1966. The Center for American Progress has a great infographic that helps put in perspective just how much the country has changed in the last fifty years and why this is such a terrible idea.

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