First I actually agree with Grover Norquist up to a few points.
Those points are only a few so Here again. I feel that the USA government needs to operate at around 20% of GDP and that would be the States as well as the Federal government. I also know that the states take in around 5 to 6% of GDP, therefore leaving around 15% or so for the Feds.
However, there are ‘good’ as well as ‘bad’ fiscal times. Therefore there in my opinion the government, that would be the feds as well as the states, should be increasing government spending in those bad times and reducing the debt in the good times.
We as a country should never do as George W. Bush did as he did by increasing the government spending and cutting taxes as that reduced the revenue. However, as George W. Bush failed at every job he ever did, I expected that stupidity. George W. Bush drove the country with that increased spending and reduced revenue, into a depression that we are still getting out of, however, things are slowly improving.
We in the USA also are the only developed country in the world that doesn’t provide the poor health care except through the ER. Again stupid as that raises the over-all health care bill way up, as the dying poor does nothing for this country except make it the worst developed country in over-all health care of its people .
Also of note, we as a country need more unions to balance the over-all pay for labor, which will lessen the rich getting richer.