In response to:

Which Party Is the Party of Big Government?

Jonathan37 Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 4:30 PM
Good point about Congress, John. To be even more specific, who controlled the House, where spending bills originate? Mr.Goodman attempts to strengthen his argument by saying that some of these increases were created by executive fiat, but he does not include any numbers. I think his intent may be to say that electing Mr. Romney is not a solution in itself, which is correct. Conservatives have to be ever vigilant that our candidates hew to conservative principles and, more important, depend as little upon and contribute as little to government coffers as possible. Legal tax avoidance is now a patriotic duty.

The Democratic Party is supposed to be the party of government. That idea was reinforced at the Democratic convention this week in a video that had this memorable line: "The government is the only thing we all belong to." But there is another saying worth remembering: "Actions speak louder than words."

With that in mind, here is something that may surprise you: Federal entitlement spending over the past 50 years has grown significantly more under Republican presidents than under Democratic presidents.

I'll come back to that below. But, first things first. The reason we have big government is because of...