-The federal regulatory body that crushes business and the free market grew immensely. From 2001-2008, the federal government imposed almost $30 billion in new regulatory costs on Americans. About $11 billion was imposed in fiscal year (FY) 2007 alone.
-billions of dollars and thousands of great American lives were lost in the Middle East and Iraq for naught
-Civil liberties were consistently eviscerated, especially by the PATRIOT Act and the NDAA
-Government grew in every direction and in nearly every sense imaginable
That isn’t something I can support. From 2000-2008, the Republican party did the same things the Democratic party is now, just at a very slightly slower pace. The main difference between the two parties is no longer big government vs. small government; no longer free markets vs. interventionism; no longer liberty vs. statism. It is no longer whether or not we should spend the taxpayer’s money; it is what and whom we should spend it on.
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