The size of federal government is a threat to our rights and freedoms

From Left-leaning CNN:

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government’s become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.

Let me slightly change the topic and focus on one point, made by commenter “Minnesotan,” that seems to be one of the tenets of the Leftist view of economics. He says that Republicans spent like “drunks” (no mention of the fact that Democrats have controlled both chambers of Congress since January 2007) and that now Democrats have to clean up their mess. Implying, of course, that in order to correct the error of overspending, you must overspend even more– many times more, in this case. Only someone with a significant amount of higher education could convince himself of such nonsense.

He is correct, however: Republicans did overspend when they controlled both chambers of Congress– they governed like Democrats.


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