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Which Party Is the Party of Big Government?

Joseph64 Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 4:18 PM
The military do not collect Social Security disability, they get a supplement to their military pension so they are not included in the rolls of the disabled. Only Social Security Disability recipients are included in those statistics. Those statistics are way up and it's not the fault of ex-military members.

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...