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Friday, February 6, 2009

Judd Gregg’s wisdom: Abolish Commerce Department

Judd Gregg was right about Commerce, I argue in my Examiner column:

New Hampshire Republican Sen. Judd Gregg’s nomination as Commerce Secretary has drawn headlines, in part for the political fallout, but also because Gregg, back in 1995, voted to abolish the very agency he is now slated to head.

The arguments Republicans made back then, in the heady days of the Contract for America, still apply today. The Department of Commerce represents wasteful spending, and it functions primarily as a welfare agency for well-connected corporations.

Read the whole thing here.

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