....clear as to what fits under the conservative umbrella.
Government must be efficient and not so expensive as to negatively affect the welfare and prosperity of ordinary Americans. It must be transparent, accountable, and protective of the interest of ordinary Americans. That's it.
So in my estimation, conservatives are much better able to assess what is sheer baloney compared to what is in the interest of most Americans. Hint: They don't have a list of pet projects; rather a list of tested principles.