The Party of Fiscal Restraint
By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Jan 20, 2004
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As President Bush prepares to deliver his State of the Union message-- which, no doubt, will include some grandiose new plans for government action-- a Wall Street Journal editorial (available only to subscribers for now) notes that Bush has presided over more rapid growth in discretionary federal spending than any other US president in the past 50 years.
By the way, the second-biggest spender to occupy the White House since 1950 is Gerald Ford. Third is Richard Nixon. Well back in 4th place-- edging out the elder George Bush.
The moral of the story: If you want a big rise in government spending, don't vote for free-spending Democrats.
Remember: Nixon went to China.
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