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Is the era of big government beginning?
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Or has it never ended? Rhetorical questions. Unfortunately, I think we all know the answer, best typified by this particular quote:
JESSICA YELLIN: [Iowa voters] really take this process as a legitimate experience and feel entitled to ask "how are you going to fix my life?"
Oh, government will "fix" it in such a way you simply can't imagine at the moment. But apparently there are many out there who want to see what that means anyway.
 
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Nah. Accordingly to the actual evidence at that Pew poll liberals love to cite, Americans are roughly where they are with regard to government as they were in about 1987.

Right now, suburbanites and independents lean toward Dems because their last memory of a Democrat is Bill Clinton, who turned out to be a better Republican President than most Republicans. I have no doubt that if voters turn the full machinery of government over to Democrats in 2008, they will swing back to the right in very short order.
 
Written By: Sean
URL: http://www.myelectionanalysis.com
I tend to agree with what Sean said above... but oh boy, those two years of full dem control. Lemme see— when we had Bill Clinton and the full dem congress, did we not get a 10% income tax increase and governmental regulation so that toilets can’t flush any more?

I’m guessing between 2008-2009 we’ll see another 10% tax increase and the mandatory goring out of one eye.
 
Written By: Spook
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... there are many out there
Don’t panic, Iowa is a relatively liberal state and the Democrats a reporter encounters on the campaign trail are probably left of left, so it’s not surprising that they’d express that view, but it doesn’t mean they’re representative of voters in general, in Iowa or elsewhere.

And there are different takes on what ’fixing my life’ entails; some conservatives would like politicians to ’fix things’ by staying the heck out of their lives.
 
Written By: steve sturm
URL: www.thoughtsonline.blogspot.com
Both the GOP and Democratic parties have embraced big government. The debt has nearly doubled during President Bush’s time in office. The partisan game of demonizing the other is, well Todd Rundgren said it best: "I think their game is just designed to confuse, they cut the pie up and the rest of us lose."
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
JESSICA YELLIN: [Iowa voters] really take this process as a legitimate experience and feel entitled to ask "how are you going to fix my life?"
It would be great if one of the candidates just handed her a guy with 1 bullet in it.... ;)
 
Written By: shark
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Scott,

If the debt has doubled then why is debt as percent of GDP roughly the same if not lower?
 
Written By: Harun
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Iowa Voter: "How are you going to fix my life?"

*Fred Thompson hands her a gun with a single bullet in it*

Iowa Voter: "How will this make my life better?"

Fred Thompson: "Oh, you wanted things better for YOU... Never mind then..."
—-

Harun, that’s because the failing - the oh so failing - Economy has grown in leaps and bounds...

That’s some failure. It’s failing so hard it’s at historic levels...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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I don’t think the era of Big Government is beginning; I think it’s already begun. No Child Left Behind? S-CHIP? These are the actions of "small government?"
 
Written By: Greg
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The debt has nearly doubled during President Bush’s time in office.
Note that he doesn’t say how large the economy has grown by comparison. No perspective, that guy. ’Course it’s hard to show perspective when you’re intellectually dishonest.
I remember in grade school being told I would be paying Reagan’s debts. Those numbers look laughable now.
 
Written By: Rob
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I don’t think the era of Big Government is beginning; I think it’s already begun. No Child Left Behind? S-CHIP? These are the actions of "small government?"
Of course I agree with you. In fact, the era of big government has never ended since the days of FDR. I was simply being facetious in the title.

However, as an ’era’, it is about to get much worse.
 
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