View Poll Results: How long until the Republicans decide they want small government again?

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  • Today or tomorrow. After the alcohol wears off.

    4 12.50%
  • January 20th, 2009

    6 18.75%
  • A year from today.

    4 12.50%
  • Just prior to the 2012 election.

    11 34.38%
  • What are you talking about? The Republicans have always been for small government.

    7 21.88%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    I think the better way is to kick the RINO's out in the Primaries. Come the general election I hold my nose.
    So true!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    So true!
    See, we do agree on things. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    didn't even take a whole year did it Feeb?

    The small government thingy is in full swing.
    What are you talking about? The Republicans have always been for small government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeebMaster View Post
    What are you talking about? The Republicans have always been for small government.
    Neither party has ever been for smaller government. Local, state and federal hiring of jobs has exploded in the last 20 years. If the private sector had grown like the public sector, we would be in much better financial shape. However, more money in the treasury equals more spending and more government employees. I worked in state government and know how the system works. The only politician I know that would reverse that is Gov Palin. She has actually reduced spending. The rest of these politicians talk a good game but do not deliver.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    I think the better way is to kick the RINO's out in the Primaries. Come the general election I hold my nose.
    Wise strategy. One can only hope that the GOP candidates do what they promise. On a larger scale, DIMS grow government unashamedly and run on that platform. When a GOP candidate runs on smaller gov't, I will vote for him. If it turns out he lied, so be it. I cannot know what I don't know. What I do know is that a DIM will grow the government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeebMaster View Post
    Tough break on the election thing, guys.

    So now that the other team's won the big house, how long until the Republicans decide they want small government again?
    Does this deal with what they say or what they really feel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Does this deal with what they say or what they really feel?
    Both, I guess. I'm sure some Republicans actually believe the things they say.
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    Good question. It's starting to seem like the Republican Party is becoming alot like the Conservative parties in Canada, UK etc. They really don't want to roll back government. Their schtick is, they can better manage socialism than the Democrats. There are exceptions though, especially in the state legislatures
    “The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government”~~Thomas Jefferson

     

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    There seems that there might be a state wide anti federal trend developing. I think we stand a better chance at the state level that any hope of the feds rolling themselves back. Get some good small gov people in at the state... thats what we need.

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