William Weld’s Wishful Thinking
Excerpt: If Bill Weld cannot tell the truth about balancing the federal budget, then no one can. And Bill Weld cannot tell the truth about balancing the federal budget. In an absurd interview with MarketWatch, Weld insists that he and Johnson would submit a balanced federal budget within 100 days of taking office. How? Part of the Johnson-Weld program is Libertarian party wish-fulfillment, heavy on closing military bases, domestically and, presumably, abroad. We might close as many as 20 percent of them, he conjectures, without doing very much damage to our military capacity.