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Originally Posted by DaveN007
A large, powerful federal government is not a conservative ideal and Bush fails to meet the conservative standard by that measure.
Tax cuts do not go hand in hand with smaller government. Tax cuts lead to INCREASED REVENUES. During the Reagan years, that money was spent on the military and social spending. The size of government increased.
That's true, but Reagan had an agenda for America (one that was not a secret personal agenda, like our current POTUS) and a breathtaking financial mess to clean up. In part, he looked so good because his predecessor was so bad.
"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon