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Paying the Price for their Perfidy

Some conservatives curiously seem to regard GOP politicians as new-found fiscal heroes since most Republican legislators oppose the Dems’ boondoggle “stimulus” bill.  Thankfully the GOP remembers partisanship if not principle.  But the Republicans are paying a price for their political perfidy.  After all, the Dems are cheerfully pointing to the shameless and irresponsible behavior of most of the same Republican members, including leaders, during the Bush years, when the GOP did its best to bankrupt America. 

Reports the Washington Times:

As senators prepare to vote Monday on an $827 billion stimulus plan, Democrats turned arguments against the former majority party, chastising Republicans on Sunday’s talk shows for presiding over six years of “bloated spending.”

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, responded to charges of overspending from Sen. John Ensign, Nevada Republican, by reminding him of the Republican record during the Bush administration.

“On the bloated spending, this comes from a man whose party controlled the federal government – House, Senate and White House – for six years,” Mr. Frank said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “The spending that we have now was set by six years of Republican spending.”

Too bad congressional Republicans didn’t worry about the protecting the Treasury when they were in power.  If they had, maybe they would still be in power.

Doug Bandow
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Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
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