By Alexander Snitker
1787 Radio Network
I am really trying to not be so cynical. Saying that “I told you so” does not make me feel any better right now.
I am really trying to believe the newly elected Republican congressmen and senators when they told the American people that they were serious about shrinking the size of the Federal government. I thought they were serious about having a federal government that “fit within the Constitution”. I heard it over and over again about the massive spending and when we sent them to Washington these Republican candidates will stop it. I also kept hearing that anyone who called BS and offered an alternative meant we were going to let the Democrats win. I heard that there is a difference between the Republicans and Democrats in Washington.
It looks to me like the difference between these big spending Democrats and these fiscally conservative Republicans is about $38 billion a year in an over $3.7 trillion dollar budget. This still leaves us adding at least $1.5 trillion dollars to the national debt. And, according to my math, the Republicans proposed budget is an increase from 2010 spending levels.