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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Why The Republicans Deserved to Lose

From US commentator Laurence Vance

Jacob Hornberger, the president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, recently asked some pertinent questions about the Republicans:

* How many departments were abolished when Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress?
* How many agencies?
* How many spending bills were vetoed?
* How many pork-barrel projects were jettisoned?
* How much was federal spending reduced?

The answer to every question is, of course, a big fat zero. No egregious legislation was repealed, and the welfare/warfare state is bigger and more intrusive than ever. Some revolution.

Although many Republicans who claim to believe in a limited government can talk a good conservatism, especially when it comes time for an election, one statistic is all it takes to see that there has been no limit to the growth of government under the Republican Party.

On the eve of the new Republican-controlled Congress in 1993, the national debt was just over $4 trillion.

At the time of Bush’s first inauguration in 2001, the national debt stood at $5,727,776,738,304.64.

At the time of his second inauguration in 2005, the national debt stood at $7,613,772,338,689.34.

On the day of the recent midterm elections, the national debt was up to 8,592,561,542,263.30.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy cow! That's one of the many reasons that I continue to be surprised by the number of ACT supporters who also support Bush. I just don't get it.


9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democrats also didn't deserve to WIN: they had many candidates in close seats who campaigned on being Conservatives. Leftists did not gain power on being leftists - as you'd expect in a country like the U.S.. Yes, the Repubs were complacent and should have won. But the left has again proven its inability to win an election in America on its own policies.

12:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reasons why I support Bush:

-The alternative is worse
-He makes leftie heads explode!


10:22 AM  

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