Smaller Government

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    Do conservatives really believe in smaller government or is it all bullshit? Government grew under Reagan, Bush 1 and now Bush 2. Hell even I was surprised at Reagan but sure as hell social spending rose as well as military spending and new beaureacracy was created.

    Our government is one fat fuck!
     
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    What more proof does one need that the 2 party system is BS?
     
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    Conservatives believe in defense spending...when a conservative gets in office though he can't just cut out all the ridiculous socialist programs elst the liberals whine him out of office so the result ends up being massive spending....if we could fund the CIA with the welfare money...i'd do it.
     
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    I think conservatives are for small government in the areas the government isnt proscribed to go into. the Social programs is not what the government was designed for. Defense, law enforcement, regulating commerce, building infrastructure is. when we talk about big government we are talking about the social programs.
     
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    conservatives also love a bloated defense budget, one thats grossly over funded and extremely wasteful.
     
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    BS....the lesson of 9-11 is that when liberals cut intelligence and defense spending we are unable to prevent catastrophic attacks and then must run defecits to make our military capable and maintain their stupid "give me YOUR money for THAT guy" programs...
     
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    my direct and personal experience in the marine corps has shown my what waste comes from a bloated defense budget. The entire military program could cut 40 to 50 billion from it and as long as there were tight constraints on spending the money where its actually needed instead of spending it so its not lost in next years budget would not hamper the military at all.
     
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    while I see what you mean...i think it is beyond wishful thinking to expect a beauracracy to spend wisely....
    but I would still spend the welfare cash on bizombs and bizullets
     
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    same here, instead of spending it on retrimming and repainting the baseboards of a dozen barracks that are due to be demolished in 3 months.
     
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    How about using our Shiznit of a defense system (including missiles) which guards our Pentagaon at all times within a double digit mile radius to prevent ANYONE from flying into its airspace without PREDETERMINED FLIGHT PATTERNS transmitted for approval?

    Spending ain't any good if you ain't usin' da goods.
     

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