Friday, March 13, 2009

Not a tinker's dam worth of difference

As the race for emperor reached a fever pitch last fall, Mr. McCain accused Mr. Obama of being a socialist. I remarked to a friend, that's kind of humorous coming from a guy who recently voted to nationalize the banks.

Sheldon Richman expands on that thought in his essay, "Blame Republicans for Big Government."
Under Bush and a Republican Congress we had an explosion of growth on all fronts: spending that put Lyndon Johnson to shame, huge deficits and a doubling of the national debt, corporate bailouts, further centralization of education, protectionism, expansion of Medicare, increased regulation, undeclared wars, civil-liberties violations and other unchecked executive power, and more. Bush did not veto a single spending bill in eight years.


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