The Importance of Divided Government

While I certainly look forward to working with increased numbers of conservatives here in New Mexico, I am also excited about the prospects of divided government putting the brakes on out of control spending in Washington. Why is that? Simply put, spending growth is far lower when power is split among the parties in Washington. And, with the Republicans controlling the House and Democrats in control of the Presidency and somewhat more tenuously controlling the Senate, we might just see some more restraint in Washington in the years ahead. Check out the charts below for a vivid illustration of the benefits of split government:

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