Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Do Republicans finally grow a pair?

“The Democrat bill won't stimulate anything but more government and more debt”

Now that tax-and-spend President George W. Bush has finally retired to Crawford Texas, the remaining Republicans in Washington appear to (maybe, sort of) have gotten the message and intend to oppose the massive spending bill proposed by the Democrats on Capitol Hill. Here’s Chairman of the Republican Conference, Representative Mike Pence of Indiana:
"The Democrat bill won't stimulate anything but more government and more debt. The slow and wasteful spending in the House Democrat bill is a disservice to millions of Americans who want to see this Congress take immediate action to get this economy moving again."
Maybe the massive defeats suffered by Republicans in 2006 and 2008 caused their testicles finally to drop and generate some testosterone. We can only hope.


  1. The elephant is priceless...

  2. John Boehner only acts like a conservative when he doesn't have the votes. When he had the chance to stop a wasteful bailout, he voted for it.

  3. I don't know of any successful business person that believes you can cut your way to prosperity. If you believe government should operate similarly, then why is government held to a different standard?

  4. Good point Randy. You can't cut your way to prosperity. But neither can anyone live beyond their means for more than a brief period. Government has grown at double the rate of inflation for decades, impoverishing its people as a result.

    Read our Mission. We're not anarchists; we just believe government and the people should grow together hand-in-hand. When one outpaces the other, it becomes like a 3-legged race where one guy tries to beat his partner to the finish line. Both lose.

  5. Doesn't the housing bubble, D- grade of our existing infrastructure systems, and high levels of personal debt illustrate that the public has grown beyond its means and that government needs to catch up.

    I believe in limited government, but things like infrastructure are exactly what government should be spending money on. Maybe if we closed all of the tax loopholes and wasteful tax incentives for business relocations then we would have more money to allocate to real government projects like streetcars, sewers, bridges, or levees.


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