Monday, March 20, 2006

Increasing Our Credit Limit Again... Republicans Have Become Borrow And Spend Liberals

Pop Quiz: Who is the biggest-spending president in the history of the United States of America? Ask this question and you are likely to get a answer of FDR, LBJ, or Bill Clinton. Nope, not even close. The correct answer would be, President George Walker Bush. That is right; President George W. Bush is the biggest spending president in history and that is even after taking away the expense of the War on Terror. Ronald Reagan must be spinning in his grave at the amount of money being spent by the federal government.

In the past Republican presidents really didn’t have a choice when it came to spending. Constitutionally, Congress appropriates every dollar. They are the ones that controlled the spending. So if there were big deficits or huge increases in spending, it was easy to blame the Democrats who controlled the house and Senate. They ran the show on The Hill for decades, but that is just not the case anymore.

The Republican majority came to power after the 1994 midterm elections. Running on a platform of reduced spending, balanced budgets, and smaller government. For a while that is what we got, but in the decade since they have promptly doubled the size of the federal government. Worse, we now have a president that has not vetoed one spending bill since he took office. President Bush just signs bill after bill spending trillions of dollars… all on borrowed money.

So with these trillions of dollars being borrowed, the United States has to raise its own credit limit. We are now facing for the fourth time since President Bush took office a vote to do just that. They will vote to increase the debt limit by another $781 billion, to $9 trillion. That's right...nine trillion dollars, all of it borrowed. Simply amazing, can you imagine if you ran your family or business budget like the federal governments.

Limited government? Not this Republican Party, not anymore. The Republican Party has become nothing more than borrow and spend liberals which are no better than tax and spend liberals in my book. Just maybe the Libertarian Party will put down the joints and the Iraq war protest signs long enough to capitalize on the issue. I doubt it though.

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