“President George W. Bush was the first Republican since Eisenhower to run for president without calling for cutting or abolishing a single government program. Since his election, Bush has presided over the largest expansion of government spending since Lyndon Johnson initiated the Great Society, says Michael D. Tanner, director of health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute. Indeed: Domestic spending has increased by 27 percent during his presidency.”BIG GOVERNMENT: IT ISN'T JUST FOR LIBERALS ANYMORE | Daily Policy Digest | NCPA
For those of you who vote Republican because you like "small government," please read the paragraph above again. You are being duped. I cannot say it enough times, Republicans spend MORE and expand bureaucracy MORE than Democrats. Republicans, at least in the last few decades, are not for small government by any definition of the term.