Oh how Republicans love that small government ideal...

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    ...when a democrat is in the White House. Where did it go between 2001-2009?

    Disclaimer: File under "Deathgrip on the obvious but still worth highlighting"
     
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    bush was more of a democrat than anythin else.....and obama is doubling down......

    with all the money bush spent and we ended up tanking...makes you wonder why all yall think spending even more will even work......
     
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    There's a lot of the republican electorate that wondered the same thing.....
     
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    Homeland Security: Formed November 25, 2002.

    As of 2007, 208,000 employees and an annual budget in 2009 of $52.0 billion.

    It's reach includes:

    U.S Customs and Border Protection

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (That' right, FEMA)

    U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Transportation Security Administration

    United States Coast Guard

    United States Secret Service

    In total, incorporates 22 government agencies into a single organization.

    ...Small Government my ass :lol:.

    And if Republicans had so many problems with "Liberal" Bush. Then where the hell was all this talk about him being Liberal? It only seemed to popped up since oh 2006 when America really started to dislike the fucktard lame duck.
     
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    I just posted this in another thread:

    $BushBigSpender.jpg

    Isn't great how Obama is following in his footsteps?
     
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    War doesn't come cheap you know. Despite the fact that Bush couldn't even get decent body armor for our troops. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    You tell me. I'm STILL a proponent of small government and government at the lowest level. I think the GOP abandoned that part of their platform in the 80s.
     
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    It's not just the war. The expenditures were huge across the board. And Obama will most likely top that. Amazing.

    My biggest complaint about the war was not that we shouldn't take Saddam out, but that we couldn't afford it. Strange how people called me unpatriotic. Now it's unpatriotic not to pay more in taxes.
     
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    Unfortunately, the Republican Party drunk with arrogance failed miserably in the "ball check" department. It's not only the Bush administration but the Party Toppers that have to bear the responsibility. Until the TARP Horde are purged from the party, the Republicans will have zero credibility on conservative fiscal issues. In fact, the Republicans will have zero credibility on quite of few issues as a result of the prior 8 years.

    Right or wrong the idea of bums receiving undeserved relief sits much better than Wall Street bandits milking TARP for office remodeling, company vacations, golden parachutes, and so on. The Republicans have a serious perception issue that will only be resolved via a elephant cleansing.
     
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    We still can't afford to even hold Iraq in it's current state. We're only about halfway through our spending in Iraq. Never mind the countless aid we'll give them for the next 50-100 years at the least if their joke of what they call a democracy can last more then a week after we leave.
     

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