Given how some of our critics responded to my post on how Democrats see government spending as the solution to every domestic problem, it appears their business in life is to attack Republicans.Â If you didn’t follow current events, you might take their tone to mean their side had lost the most recent national elections.
In their zeal to criticize us and the GOP, they neglect to acknowledge how frequently we’ve criticized Bush and Republicans for their spendthrift ways, contending the GOP lost its congressional majorities in 2006 in large part because its leaders failed to contain spending and constrain the growth of the federal government.
And now with their proposed stimulus plan, Democrats seem bent on continuing the spending record of the current Democratic Congress and the most recent Republican ones, albeit with greater rates of increase.
Note how our critics don’t bother to challenge my premise (that the Democrats, like Carroll’s Queen, have one way of addressing all (domestic) difficulties–increase spending.Â So, caught up in the past are they that they’d rather attack Republicans for their failures which, even this Republican blogger contends, cost them their majorities.
As they criticize Republican for their past spendthrift ways, these critics remain silent about their party’s proposed profligacy.
As I wrote the day after the election, I feel a strange sense of liberation now that a spendthrift Republican Administration is on its way out.Â Yet, our critics seem unconcerned that the leadership of the party elected to replace it appears increasingly eager to outspend him.