Nick Gillespie gets it wrong, even when he gets it right
Dearest Nick. Yes, I agree, it’s terrifying. But when you write,
The Republicans seem to be the ones who ratchet up spending while the Dems solidify that amount. Which party will grow into being the crew that brings spending down to something that is affordable?
– You guide your readers with rather a sloppy assertion. The President’s party matters less to the budget than does the party controlling Congress and budget appropriations. That is, it was that way up until Obama, when the party controlling the Senate realized that if they just did nothing, the last budget the agreed to would remain in effect — with an automatic replay of the “one-time” stimulus money making its way into every year’s spending outlay.
I mention this because, for instance, Reagan often used his veto, Bush II didn’t, Clinton was largely kept in check by Gingrich and the boys, and Obama is looking to bring down the entire system.
(h/t Terry H)