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The Sweet Spot

Baseball players know that to hit a ball with maximum power you must strike it on a small area of the bat, which they call the “sweet spot”. This term has found its way into many

other activities to indicate a happy confluence of factors that result in a moment of perfection. Often it means, as in baseball, realizing the maximum achievement for the amount of effort applied.

We believe that the Act 2 Blueprint hits the sweet spot of governmental reform. It reaches a good balance between effort expended and rewards realized, avoiding the mistakes of attempting too little or too much. Its five constitutional amendments are broad enough to have transformational impact on the federal government while maintaining a focus that is manageable. And because it is non-partisan, it should find support across the political spectrum, leading to quick action.

Like a “gift that keeps on giving”, the fundamental reforms of Act 2 will have a multiplier effect by establishing a structure that will enable further improvements through administrative actions in the future. The benefits from this reform will grow and grow and grow.

You might ask: How can a few simple amendments fix the gargantuan bureaucracy in

Washington? The answer is that after hard work we came up with amendments that are simple in concept yet profound in impact. That is the mark of good law, and shows once again that simple solutions are often the best solutions for a problem. They tend to avoid unintended consequences, which is a perennial problem with the complex laws that Washington often delivers.

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