Site Details Lifetime Costs To The Individual Of Big Government Spending
Every once in a while you stumble upon a site that provides incontrovertible evidence that federal spending is out of control. Today I found MyGovCost.org. The site, a service provided by The Independent Institute, a reputable nonprofit, scholarly, research, and educational organization, calculates how much federal government spending costs an individual over the course of his life, depending on his age, income, and education level.The site categorizes spending by sector and function, and, most importantly, quantifies the opportunity cost that each category of spending creates. This is powerful information! The data the site provides could be cited in articles, quoted on talk radio shows, included in presentations, and referenced when debating liberals in comment threads. The only criticism I have of the site is that it doesn't take into consideration the lifetime cost of federal regulations on the individual. But if you're one to engage in arguments against Big Government, you should bookmark MyGovCost.org for quick reference.