Bush Says Dwindling Surplus Will Halt Government Growth – NYTimes.com

CRAWFORD, Tex., Aug. 24 — President Bush said today that there was a benefit to the government’s fast-dwindling surplus, declaring that it would create “a fiscal straitjacket for Congress.” He said that was “incredibly positive news” because it would halt the growth of the Federal government.

From Bush Says Dwindling Surplus Will Halt Government Growth – NYTimes.com

From 2001. Why anyone thinks the laws of supply and demand don’t apply to public goods is beyond me. If you make government appear cheaper by reducing taxes you’ll likely always increase the demand for government services.