Of our States, bankrupted by applied liberalism – from the AP:
Incoming Republican governors from Pennsylvania to New Mexico are vowing to keep campaign promises to slice already cut-to-the-bone budgets and balance them without raising taxes.
In doing so, GOP leaders intent on conservative governance signaled a desire to try to fundamentally change state government, shrinking it significantly. And they acknowledged that could mean more job losses and service cuts to already recession-hammered states anticipating more budget trouble ahead.
“While we’re all facing these challenges, there are incredible opportunities for us to go look at what the core missions of government were, and redefine the role,” said South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley, adding that the institution was never intended to be all things to all people. “We’re going to have to scale back.”…
This will be the proof of our beliefs. If these Republican governors – allied, now, with much stronger State legislative GOP caucuses – can bring spending under control and start to restore prosperity to their States, then that will prove conclusively not only that liberal Big Government is a failure, but that conservative, small government works.
It will be a hard fight – and we’ll find some allegedly Republican elements fighting us tooth and nail. You see, a whole class of people have grown up over the past century as parasites on big government. Huge swaths of supposedly private sector enterprises are dependent upon fat contracts from government. They don’t really compete for business but, instead, grease political palms in return for juicy contracts. They, along with the more traditional Big Government constituencies of the left, will battle fiercely to maintain the gravy train. They don’t want to work – and they don’t want what is best for their States or our nation…they just want their pound of taxpayer flesh.
We can beat them, however. Now, more than any time since FDR, the American people realize that government is the problem, not the solution. Basing ourselves on the 2010 results and acting with courage – as Governor Christie has in New Jersey – we can roll back the moochers and sponges of Big Government. We can free up our economy, free up our people and return to the American way of life. And if we do this – if we fight to win – then we will obtain even more power in 2012, and then be able to get to work nationally on reforming America.
And now, to work.
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