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Are Republicans small government? No

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posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:30 PM
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Excellent history of the growth of government growth under Republican presidents, yes even Reagan





posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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As great as Reagan was, he was hampered by a Democrat controlled Congress. When Reagan lowered taxes, revenues to the government quadrupled, and the Democrats couldn't spend it fast enough.

All spending starts in the House of Representatives, so pinning stuff like this on Presidents is kind of lame.

Look what happens when you get a Democrat President and a Democrat congress. Hint: You add 5 TRILLION dollars to the deficit.
edit on 12-6-2011 by Carseller4 because: 5 second edit rule



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:44 PM
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Fact remains under Republicans government grows at a considerably faster pace than under Democrats. Usually with the assistance of the military industrial complex.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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well one thing is for sure

the democratic party sure as hell aint the party of smaller government.

in 3 years they have bloated government to unpredicented levels in modern history.

the goverment has now over 5 million employees all footed by the taxpayer.

republicans are for a smaller government when their arent in rinos in the party.

and when there arent any social conservatives in it.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4
As great as Reagan was, he was hampered by a Democrat controlled Congress. When Reagan lowered taxes, revenues to the government quadrupled, and the Democrats couldn't spend it fast enough.

All spending starts in the House of Representatives, so pinning stuff like this on Presidents is kind of lame.

Look what happens when you get a Democrat President and a Democrat congress. Hint: You add 5 TRILLION dollars to the deficit.
edit on 12-6-2011 by Carseller4 because: 5 second edit rule


Did you watch the video or know anything about Reagan? Each proposal he submitted to Congress included a growth in federal government and passed all but one budget.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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no offense i like alot of what you say but not here.

the lefts social engineering complex that has increased the entitlement complex to unprecident proportions.

47 million welfare receipients with a 13 million increase since obama.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
well one thing is for sure

the democratic party sure as hell aint the party of smaller government.

in 3 years they have bloated government to unpredicented levels in modern history.

the goverment has now over 5 million employees all footed by the taxpayer.

republicans are for a smaller government when their arent in rinos in the party.

and when there arent any social conservatives in it.


This isn't trying to make the Democrats look good. This is to show the unwhitewashed version of history with Republican presidents.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
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Fact remains under Republicans government grows at a considerably faster pace than under Democrats. Usually with the assistance of the military industrial complex.


Democrats know that National Security is important to Republicans, and they take advantage of that to get their spending.

Every time Bush needed something for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Democrats added in more spending for their other social projects. Leaving Bush no choice but to include it. This happened with Reagan with the Cold War. The pattern is there, and it is undeniable.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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then the op would have been balanced.




like so.
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posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by FSBlueApocalypse

Originally posted by Carseller4
As great as Reagan was, he was hampered by a Democrat controlled Congress. When Reagan lowered taxes, revenues to the government quadrupled, and the Democrats couldn't spend it fast enough.

All spending starts in the House of Representatives, so pinning stuff like this on Presidents is kind of lame.

Look what happens when you get a Democrat President and a Democrat congress. Hint: You add 5 TRILLION dollars to the deficit.
edit on 12-6-2011 by Carseller4 because: 5 second edit rule


Did you watch the video or know anything about Reagan? Each proposal he submitted to Congress included a growth in federal government and passed all but one budget.


Don't need to watch any video to know that every single Reagan budget proposal was declared DOA (dead on arrival) by the Democrat controlled Congress. Meaning that he didn't spend enough to their liking.
edit on 12-6-2011 by Carseller4 because: 5 second edit rule



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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I will categorize this thread as "Partisan Bickering Trolling" It can only end one way. Can't we all just realize that they are both one half of a 2 headed snake? I am sick of these hate bait threads. Get over it both political parties are corrupt in the US. They both work for corporate interests and they both expand government. Vote Ron Paul for a real change.


edit on 12-6-2011 by wayouttheredude because: dyslexic



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4

Originally posted by FSBlueApocalypse

Originally posted by Carseller4
As great as Reagan was, he was hampered by a Democrat controlled Congress. When Reagan lowered taxes, revenues to the government quadrupled, and the Democrats couldn't spend it fast enough.

All spending starts in the House of Representatives, so pinning stuff like this on Presidents is kind of lame.

Look what happens when you get a Democrat President and a Democrat congress. Hint: You add 5 TRILLION dollars to the deficit.
edit on 12-6-2011 by Carseller4 because: 5 second edit rule


Did you watch the video or know anything about Reagan? Each proposal he submitted to Congress included a growth in federal government and passed all but one budget.


Don't need to watch any video to know that every single Reagan budget proposal was declared DOA (dead on arrival) by the Democrat controlled Congress. Meaning that he didn't spend enough to their liking.
edit on 12-6-2011 by Carseller4 because: 5 second edit rule


So he's immune to criticism because even though he still increased government spending every year voluntarily, because the Democrats added on to it?



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:07 PM
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Actually he just that much better when COMPARED to Dems,they are currently beyond redemption as are most Repubs.



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:11 PM
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What concerns me more than the Republican/Democrat nonsense...is some of you may actually believe that there is a difference?

I'd feel a lot better if some of you would say..."We know the two party system is rigged, we are here for the stars".



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:12 PM
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i guess people forgot that reagan never started out as a republican

he was a democrat who changed his spots or did he?

hmmmm



posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 11:19 PM
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I love how all of the replies so far has been about how this is another 2 party hit job, yet in other posts I've indicated I'm a registered Libertarian and the video in the OP is from a Libertarian POV. Just saying.



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