While critical of both parties, Doug Bandow echoes Bartlett’s point:

Republicans are posturing as the party of fiscal responsibility, but they continue to protect their sacred cows. Unless the GOP is willing to slash corporate welfare and cut unnecessary military outlays, Republicans don’t deserve to be taken seriously when they talk about fiscal responsibility

You can buy Bruce Bartlett’s latest book, The Benefit and The Burden: Tax Reform – Why We Need It and What It Will Take, here. Read him regularly at the Economix blog. Previous videos of Bruce here, here and here. “Ask Anything” archive here.