The era of big government is over

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    CNN transcript of President Clinton's radio address
    January 27, 1996

    Earlier this week, I had the privilege of delivering the State of the Union address and discussing the challenges we face today, only five years from a new century.

    As I said, the state of our union is strong. We are entering an age of possibility in which more Americans from all walks of life will have more chances to build the future of their dreams than ever before.

    But we also face stiff challenges. Challenges we must meet and meet together if we are to preserve the American dream for all Americans, maintain America's leadership for peace and freedom, and continue to come together around our basic values.

    These are the seven challenges I set forth Tuesday night -- to strengthen our families, to renew our schools and expand educational opportunity, to help every American who's willing to work for it achieve economic security, to take our streets back from crime, to protect our environment, to reinvent our government so that it serves better and costs less, and to keep America the leading force for peace and freedom throughout the world.

    We will meet these challenges, not through big government. The era of big government is over, but we can't go back to a time when our citizens were just left to fend for themselves.

    CNN - 'The era of big government is over' - Jan. 27, 1996
     
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    :eek:But then the Republicans took over the House, Senate, and Executive. And Government and Debt expanded exponentially.:eek:
     
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    have the debt and government curved at all since Pelosi and Reid took over Congress?
     
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    And Homeland Security, which is now one of the biggest agencies in the entire government in the shortest amount of time.
     
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    I just started reading this book:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Leviathan-Right-Big-Government-Conservativism-Republican/dp/1933995009]Amazon.com: Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservativism Brought Down the Republican Revolution: Michael D. Tanner: Books[/ame]

    Interesting read so far.
     
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    The "conservative cause" turned out to be raping the public, the public "treasury", civil rights, other countries, etc.
     
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    oops!
     
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    Only because it absorbed all those other agencies. But hey lets not deal with facts, they get in the way of a good rant.
     

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