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Big government GOP

Fareed Zakaria has a new column in Newsweek and nails what precisely is wrong with Congress and the federal government as it operates today.

"Congressional spending is now completely out of control. The federal coffers are being looted for congressional patronage, and it is being done openly and without any guilt. The highway bill of 1982 had 10 "earmarked" projects—the code word for pork. The 2005 one has 6,371."

"Today's Republicans believe in pork, but they don't believe in government. So we have the largest government in history but one that is weak and dysfunctional. Public spending is a cynical game of buying votes or campaign contributions, an utterly corrupt process run by lobbyists and special interests with no concern for the national interest."

That is the state of affairs we find ourselves in. In the 2006 midterm Congressional elections, it's time to rid the country of this corrupt cancer on our institutions. This anti-big government facade has been played out by the same people who have produced the largest government in U.S. history while sending the bill to future taxpayers.


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