Cut spending and get re-elected

A new report from Heritage looks at the political consequences of cutting government spending. A survey of state executives makes the point clear: Regardless of party, current governors who have cut state spending to balance their budgets enjoy strong popularity. Further, their counterparts who chose to raise taxes find support waning.

Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore, Ph.D., is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.