The Republican Party has consistently been the party of BIG SPEND!!!! Witness the presidencies of Reagan, Nixon, Bush 1 and Bush 2. Spend, Spend, Spend and spend some more. When this country has had Fiscal Conservatives, they have come out of the Democratic Ranks. Witness the conservative presidencies of Clinton and Kennedy. I am a strong fiscal conservative. When the hell is the Republican Party going to come up with a real conservative like Clinton or Kennedy? The closest the Republicans ever came was to nominate Barry Goldwater. Unfortunately, not enough Republicans could vote for a Jew, and they turned their backs on him. Oh, I posted this thread just to irk the Republicans. I like to make people think.