Free Spending Republicans

FREE SPENDING REPUBLICANS….Twenty years ago I would have described myself as socially liberal and fiscally moderate to conservative. It was too bad, I thought at the time, that there was no political party that really represented me.

Today, of course, that’s no longer true. For some time I’ve been making the case to my friends that Democrats are no more free-spending than Republicans ? they just want to spend money on different things ? and as the years have gone by it seems like I can go even further: Republicans actually tend to spend more than Democrats. It’s just that they’d rather spend it on farm subsidies than prescription drugs.

Anyway, Daily KOS links to a story today in USA Today indicating that my intuition about this is true: Republicans really do spend more than Democrats. He’s got all the details.

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