Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Conservative Case For The Welfare State
Bruce Bartlett held senior staff positions in the Reagan and G.H. Bush administrations. In this article he explains why the welfare state is consistent with conservative goals, and he debunks several conservative myths about social welfare programs in the US. He also takes aim at the high cost of healthcare in the US. If healthcare spending relative to GDP in the US was similar to spending on universal healthcare in the UK, the US could eliminate the social security tax. That should appeal to conservatives who want to reduce taxes.