Bi-Partisan Expansion of Government

Much has been made — and justifiably so — about the massive growth in spending under President Obama. In fact, the Rio Grande Foundation is hosting an event on Tuesday, March 31 from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Albuquerque Museum. The event will be a discussion with the Founder of the Institute for Truth in Accounting and is an attempt to focus additional attention on the problem.
Unfortunately, while Republicans have now come around to Obama’s massive spending, there has been inadequate discussion of exactly how terrible George W. Bush’s record on spending was. More on that here. According to Veronique de Rugy of the Mercatus Center, spending under Bush grew by more than it did under any of the past 6 presidents (including “guns-and-butter” LBJ).
Hopefully, efforts like the Albuquerque Tea Party will not succumb to the sirens’ song to align themselves with Republicans in Washington. If you’re interested in finding out more about whether this is happening, attend the Albuquerque Tea Party on Tax Day April 15. Jim Scarantino and I will be on the air for 4 hours from 3pm to 7pm on AM 1550 broadcasting live from the Tea Party.

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