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The Question of More or Less Government

frans2 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 4:37 PM
Romney also proposes to reduce taxes and that amounts to increasing the deficit. No fiscal conservative can support a reduction that produces a deficit.
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Theoretically, the elemental political choice in a democratic system is between more government or less—more government control over our lives and livelihood, or less; more government spending and programs than the year before, or less; more government power, or less.

In practice, for as long as I can remember, the choice for Americans has been between the party that wants more government (the Democrats, or the party of Big Government) and the party that still wants more government, but a little bit less more (the Republicans, or the...