The Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 was signed into law by the Gipper himself, on December 12, 1985. Bill Kristol’s recent article (the onecomplaining about Barbour’s decision to get control of defense spending) is totally contrary to conservative principles of smaller government and larger economies. Barbour has hurculean amounts of experience with nearly every single form of government. I’m sorry Mr. Kristol, but I’m sticking with Haley and President Reagan on this one.  If GOP primary history is any indication,  It is likely that the electorate in Iowa will too.