04 September 2008

Big government who?

I'm not going to add to the comments -- for the moment -- on Sarah Palin. What got me riled up politcally this morning was a quote in the BBC news from Mitt Romney's speech yesterday: "We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington - throw out the big government liberals and elect John McCain," the former Massachusetts governor said.

What I want to know is, who seriously still believes in this "Democrats = big goverment, Republicans = little government" line of bs?

I grew up with this idea. That the Democrats were all about spending. That Republicans were all free-marketing economists cum civil libertarians. But this is not the case. Biggest example in 3 words: military industrial complex. If that is not big government spending, nothing is. Didn't Clinton leave the presidency with a balanced budget, maybe even a surplus? We sure don't have that now!

1 comment:

  1. Since 1970, the U.S. Federal Government has run deficits for all but four years (1998-2001, Clinton)