So, what you are saying a-n, is that instead of voting for the team that was demonized for hating the poor because they wanted to slow down the rate of growth in federal spending, we should have voted for the guy who would campaign on cutting the budget by a trillion dollars? If even modest reductions were rejected by the voters in favor of "give me more stuff", what in the hell do you think would have happened to Ron Paul? I like Ron Paul, but seriously......some of his supporters are just unwilling to accept reality. His ideas didn't even sell to enough Republicans to come close to getting the nomination. He would have been slaughtered in the general election..