Allahpundit points out what is going to be for many conservatives a depressing poll – boiled down, no one wants to cut anything. At least, that is, when a pollster asks a question like, “do you want to cut aid to the needy in the United States?”. To that question, 27% want to increase it, 44% want to keep it the same and only 24% want to cut it. Like I said, rather depressing to most conservatives. To me? Its delightful. Shows we can easily win this debate and get America back to fiscal rationality.
Tino over at Super-Economy has the chart:
There is simply no arguing with this – Obama has massively increased spending since he took office. It isn’t just a slight difference, it is night and day. He’s gone on a binge of spending – and that means that if we want to get our deficit under control, the only rational thing to do is at least return it to the average.
The reason Obama and his Democrats won’t do this is because when they finally gained full control of the government in January of 2009 – for the first time since 1994 – they were determined to pump up all the spending they couldn’t get when all or part of the government was under GOP control. They pined away for this…for years they dreamed of the day when the Treasury and the printing press would be entirely theirs and they could spend to their heart’s content. They aren’t about to give it up. First off because a reduction in spending would reduce their immediate power (they ability to buy votes with taxpayer money), secondly because they have vastly enriched their cronies and don’t dare take it away.
This isn’t about tossing granny over the cliff – cutting spending is about taking Democrat special interest groups and crony-capitalists off the government teat. That is what the whole debate really comes down to – will we reduce the spending, save our economy and rebuild our nation? Or will we continue to lavish money on Democrats and their hangers-on until America is destroyed?
The fight is on – 2012 will decide it; but as we fight it, don’t for a minute let Democrats tell you they are helping granny…they are just helping themselves and greedily and senselessly want to keep doing it no matter what happens.