May 18, 2004

Politics? I don't talk about Politics

I couldn't pass this up. Senator John McCain encapsulates why I'm a Republican, and why I'm not nearly as proud of that fact as I should be.

"I am a proud Republican. I'm a Barry Goldwater Republican. I revere Ronald Reagan and his party of limited government. Sadly, that party is no longer. The current version of the Republican party is engaged in an outrageous spending binge and they're being steadied and encouraged by the Democrats... Ten years ago, in 1994, Republicans won control of both Houses of Congress. For one brief shining moment, we employed true fiscal restraint and eventually managed to balance the budget and even attain that which had seemed unattainable - a surplus! Now, at a time of national crisis, we have thrown caution to the wind and continue to spend, and spend, and spend - all the while cutting taxes. The perfect evidence of this is the number of Congressional earmarks found in the 13 annual appropriations bills. In 1994 there were 4,126 earmarks - this year there were 14,040 earmarks. Where are our priorities?" - Senator John McCain.

I don't know the original credit, but I bit this from Andrew Sullivan.

Posted by Frinklin at May 18, 2004 09:33 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?