Friday, November 10, 2006

WSJ on GOP's Failure

The WSJ has an editorial today detailing some of the GOP's embracing of big government, among which was this telling fact:
The other great symbol of GOP failure is the proliferation of earmarked spending. In 1994 there were 1,500 such projects stuffed into Democratic spending bills, and Republicans called this a fiscal disgrace. This year Republicans approved closer to 15,000 earmarks at a cost of more than $10 billion. The current leadership defended this earmarking even after such embarrassments as the Alaska Bridge to Nowhere were exposed. When they finally agreed to minimal transparency, it was too late.
Unfortunately the WSJ doesn't denounce the GOP for its turn to religion, which of course is much worse (and largely responsible for) its new found paternalistic, big-government, proclivities.

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