The Heritage Foundation has a quick list of some places to cut federal spending in order to cut the deficit a bit. I’m all for removing all of those entries—farm subsidies, earmarks, overpayments, and corporate welfare—but these are nothing compared to the 800 pound gorillas of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. If we don’t get those under control, piddling around at the margin will be almost worthless.
Short answer: yes, I am. If the Montana Sheep Institute were important, people would pay to go there. Or sheep would pay or something. The important thing is that I don’t see why my taxpayer money should go to institutionalized sheep shagging. New Zealand already has a comparative advantage on that activity, so if we need protectionism to keep our sheep shagging industry profitable, it should just go away.