Arianna Huffington writes:
Ronald Reagan, in his first inaugural address, famously declared that "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
Twenty-seven years later, in the midst of the worst economic crisis
since the Great Depression, and seven-plus years into the reign of Bush
and Cheney, Reagan's anti-government battle cry should be on trial.
But, stunningly, it is not.
Yet, when I bring up a chart of the federal budget, I have a hard time seeing even the hint of a downtrend.
The Federal budget under Reagan was around $0.5 trillion.....We're now over $3 Trillion!
It appears the Democrats are trying to re-live the New Deal years.
But will Americans buy it this time?
Will Americans believe that it is lack of government spending and regulating that is the problem?
Sep 29 2008, 10:27 PM