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Republicans Continue To Be Party of Big Government

by RonChusid

I’ve often noted how the Republicans have become the party of big government. The Washington Post has reviewed the increased spending under Republicans:

Indeed, Congress has exceeded the allocations or assumptions in its budget resolution four times — and the year’s legislative work is far from complete. According to the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, those budget violations have raised spending through 2010 by roughly $2.2 billion above Congress’s limits and tacked $115 billion onto the federal budget deficit through the end of decade, including $33 billion in 2006 alone.

Even some Republicans are admitting this:

“If you look at fiscal conservatism these days, it’s in a sorry state,” said Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), one of only eight House members to vote against the $286.5 billion transportation bill that was passed the day before the recess. “Republicans don’t even pretend anymore.”

This is one of several areas where there is bound to be increased conflict between Republicans:

“There’s a rising level of frustration with the disconnect between where the vast majority of conservatives are in this country and how Congress is behaving,” said former representative Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), whose Club for Growth political action committee finances the campaigns of conservative candidates. “There’s going to be a wake-up call sooner or later.”

8 Responses to “Republicans Continue To Be Party of Big Government”

  1. It’s all part of their plan to bankrupt our nation in order to roll back the social programs that help the poor. When they’re done money will be available only for defense. Like good ‘ol Grover said, they want to shrink government “down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”

  2. And consolidating red state support with pork along the way.

  3. Speaking of social programs… have you heard that Title 1 schools that are doing poorly are having money taken away and the money is going to large private corporations to tutor students.

  4. Maybe that’s the reason kids are dropping out, or pushed, to keep test scores and the funding up.

  5. Marjorie

    I read about this on MSNBC last night. I was too tired to write about it but plan too. I’ve known about the tutoring program because my daughter is in a school that is Title 1. Their funds have been cut drastically. Not enough teachers, lousy teachers, old books. It’s a nightmare.

  6. They don’t want an educated population. Educated people ask questions. To them, that is a bad thing.

  7. Very true, GOP. Keep ’em dumb and fighting wars, without question or any other opportunity.

  8. They are the ones who are dumb. This is a recipe for revolution. If you keep the people down, eventually they will rise up in rage. I don’t understand their thinking or their lack of historical perspective.