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We are so screwed

July 24, 2010

As if to illustrate the complaint in my About page that all three branches and both major parties are all agents of expanding government, here’s some interesting commentary at National Review Online. (Click the graph to embiggen.)

Do Not Trust Cornyn or McConnell on Spending Cuts
July 18, 2010 7:39 PM
By Kevin D. Williamson

Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, sounds like a reasonable guy when he says that Republicans aren’t against extended unemployment benefits, but merely want them offset with spending cuts elsewhere in the budget. In some circles, that’s the very definition of moderation: I’ll go along with your program, but you have to find the savings.

Don’t buy it.

[…]

Check out the spending under your guys, Senator McConnell. Notice how it doesn’t go down? This is why nobody trusts Republicans on spending: because Republicans have not earned anybody’s trust.

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