Rose: Where are real conservatives?
by John David Rose
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Think About It
Any Republican younger than 50 has probably forgotten what the real Republican Party
once stood for. Otherwise they wouldn't stay with the party.
In striking contrast to today's leadership, the GOP was
once a fiscally responsible party of intellectual giants: ...
The GOP once stood
for reverence for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Today it undermines it to promote a narrow religious ideology.
GOP once stood for fiscal responsibility and against federal deficits. That's really gone by the board under current Republican
Bush's unprecedented and unjustified pre-emptive war is running on borrowed money. It's borrowed because
he gave the money to pay for it away with tax cuts.
The Iraq and Afghanistan adventures have cost $166 billion so far.
Now he's asking for another $87 billion to pacify and rebuild Iraq. The money is borrowed from our children who will pay,
pay and pay for Bush's gift to the rich. That is, if they can find jobs and make enough money to pay taxes. ...
During the Clinton years, federal spending as a percentage of the nation's total economic output dropped from 22 percent
at the start of his first term to below 19 percent at the end of his second. Clinton generated billions in surpluses for the
John David Rose is a long-time Hilton Head Islander and political observer
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