Texas "should be funding things like this itself," said Chris Edwards, an economist at the libertarian Cato Institute. "Texans are proud of their conservatism, but, unfortunately, when decisions get made in Washington, that frugality goes out the door."
"We all know this is bad, but honestly, I don't know what the real solution is here. The substantial majority in Congress just wants to spend a lot of money," said Chris Edwards, editor of DownsizingGovernment.org at the Cato Institute. "The American people are not voting enough actual fiscal conservatives into Congress."