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Why I’m Not a Conservative

daunhin: "Just why is it that everything that the "Government Governs, becomes ever larger and more complex"? " No, it is not (just) the govt. The population increases. People invent stuff. Knew knowledge is discovered and applied. Obviously, there are many drivers of complexity.

The Washington Post notes the following quote from Rep. Paul Ryan in his CPAC speech: 

“We don’t see the debt as an excuse to cut with abandon, to shirk our obligations,” Ryan said. “We see it as an opportunity to reform government, to make it cleaner and more effective. That’s what conservatives stand for.”