September 23, 2003

Conservatives Against Bush

Say it with me now: Bush is only conservative when it comes to his use of honest communication. Thus: Conservatives Against Bush

But, perhaps it should be Conservatives Against Republicans. Recently I read that Republican state governments are outspending Democrat-controlled ones*. This was pointed out in "Come On, Big Spender" in a Time Magazine article which appears to not be available online. Andrew Sullivan of "The Daily Dish" is the author.

Combine that with this graphic of the states which are sucking off the most federal dollars. (via Prof. Pollkatz) Where have I seen those states before? Oh yeah - they're the Bush's celebrated red states. For whatever reason, they're not only spending their own money, but spending federal money like mad. The answer is clear - Republicans in power have become a party of pork.

[* Clarification: The Republican-controlled states increased their spending at a greater rate than the Democratic-controlled ones]

Posted by James at September 23, 2003 10:08 AM
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Howard Dean has a line in his stump speeches about how you just can't trust Republicans with your money. There's also this: the Clinton surplus "middle finger to both Bushes"

Posted by: Bil at September 23, 2003 9:41 PM

Funny how in the top 10 "takers," Democrat Senators outnumber Republicans 12 to 8, even though there are more Republicans in the Senate...

Posted by: Justin Katz at September 25, 2003 11:40 PM

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