I am a non-Republican conservative libertarian. While I am too young to be a Reagan Republican, I have grown attracted to Reaganâs philosophy that the government doesnât hold the solutions to our problem, the government IS our problem.
I have a simple (open) request: tell me how your Republican of choice believes in smaller government.
Mitt Romney wants to spend Federal dollars to revitalize Michiganâs economy. McCain wrote the biggest and most useless infringement on free speech since the Alien and Sedition Acts. Huckabee has a spending list longer than his arm, and wants to dip the governmentâs hand even deeper into health care. Even if you can get past the fact that Guiliani is a serial adulterer, he is in no way a âconservativeâ (the Federal government has little business in the health care industry or school choice).
The comptroller of the US currently estimates that, if the goverment worked under business accounting rules, the federal deficit wouldnât be $9 trillion (the official number), but $58 trillion. By failing to put back cash to pay for Social Security and Medicareâs expected outflow, by 2040 the current government will be bankrupt. My children will have to spend the entire Gross National Product of the US paying for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicade.
I want a Supreme Court that includes strict constructionists. I am strictly anti-abortion. However, a strict constructionist SCOTUS doesnât help if weâre broke. At most, we have the next 10-15 years to fix the problems, yet none of this crew has any desire to think that there is a problem. We are past the âcutting 50 million in taxesâ stage. Our government is functionally bankrupt, and we need REAL fixes, not âportable health careâ or small tax cuts that wonâ t be backed by spending cuts.
This crew of Republicans differs from the Democrats at most by degrees. Where is the real difference?