Stopping growth in spending a significant accomplishment

Federal government spending is just barely below what it was in 2010, despite the sequester and all the showdowns over spending limits. But that’s still a significant accomplishment, wrote Marc A. Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute. “For decades, government spending has been like a runaway train – rising beginning in the 1960s, accelerating during the 2000s under President Bush and then careening to unprecedented levels during the start of the Obama administration,” he wrote. “Now, finally, that runaway train has been slowed, stopped and put into reverse.”