Human Events recently conducted its fourth annual survey of conservative leaders to determine what they believe is the most harmful government program. The results of the survey are here. The process is explained here. Here are the results:
1. Social Security
3. Income Tax Withholding
4. McCain-Feingold (campaign finance reform)
5. Contraceptive funding
5. Farm Subsidies
8. Affirmative Action
9. Davis Bacon Act
One thing that I dislike about this process is that it unclear whether the programs are being judged relative to their size. It seems like they are now, but that wasn't the case three years ago, when the Legal Services Corporation won.
I don't see too much to disagree with on this list. I would have liked to see United Nations dues and the Federal Reserve make the top ten, though.
What do you think?