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One of the Enablers of Ever-Bigger Government

Numerous groups cast themselves as ideologically-neutral and believe their efforts are nothing more than 'good government.' According to National Taxpayers Union president John Berthoud, in an op-ed in today's Washington Times, one such group is the League of Women Voters. If their efforts were limited to political debates and voter registration, the 'good government' label might be true. However, Berthoud describes the active support for higher taxes by state and local LWV chapters, including those in Alabama, Kansas, Colorado, and California. Even worse, however, he notes the national LWV supports an enormouse expansion of the federal government. His group costed out the League's national legislative wish list, and found that it represents a 40% increase in the size of the already behemoth federal government, costing about $870 billion annually.

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