Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Why I'm not a republican anymore


"Republicans took control of Congress in 1994 by promising 'the end of government that is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with the public's money.' A look out my window says that isn't happening.

A review of the federal budget confirms it. Federal spending was up 33 percent in President Bush's first four years, making Bush the fastest spender of taxpayer dollars since President Johnson. Between the pork-filled highway bill, the emergency spending bills for the war in Iraq and now the blank-check plans for Hurricane Katrina, he's breaking that record now.

When Katrina spending is factored in, Bush will likely be the fastest-spending president since Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II."


ADevoe said...

I think your disavowal of Republicanism is a little premature--for your own good! None of us like to see crazy government spending, but remember the platform. For me it's all about the platform, the philosophies and ideas behind republicanism. Politicians aren't perfect, a political philosphy can be!

J. Willard Curtis said...

Hmm. I'm not saying I won't for any more Republicans in the future ... my point is that republican politicians aren't walking the walk - they're just talking the talk ... i.e. they can't be trusted to reduce the size and scope of the government.