"The irony is that conservatives suffered through decades of Democratic control of Congress, always believing that liberals were to blame for the relentless growth of the federal government. When Republicans finally took control of Congress in 1994, many saw an opportunity for a real conservative revolution. But first, conservatives were told, the Democratic administration had to be removed. In the meantime, spending continued unabated throughout the 1990s. When Republicans won the White House in 2000, another opportunity seemed at hand. The Senate, however, was still in Democratic hands-- the last possible GOP scapegoat. Finally, in 2002 the GOP took control of the Senate and increased its majority in the U.S. House. Surely this was the moment conservatives had been waiting for! Yet the past year has seen more spending than ever, including the disastrous Medicare bill that will cost trillions over coming decades. The latest line is that the GOP needs a filibuster-proof Senate of 60 Republicans, and then, finally, the party can begin to implement a conservative agenda.
At what point will conservatives stop accepting these excuses?"
Yeah but you forget we've gone to them--to Iraq that is right next door so they can chip into the process of killing our GIs. Very convenient when you set up your troops for your enemies to kill and pay to put them where they can easily get at them. LOL.
No dummie I refer to the N. Koreans, the Iranians, and the bin Laden group as well as Syria. We can't really do much about them (except huff and puff)when all our available troops are in Iraq.
Obviously, the only answer is to disband the military, fund the Department of Peace, and start the process of paying a peace dividend by giving each American a VW van and hare krishna dance lessons.
What are you trying to do, cause absolute chaos at US airports?
If we get $113 billion in contracts out of the $18 billion appropriated then Jesus must be awarding the bids.
You'd better slip Pat Robertson a large wad, 'cos I believe he has his ear! :)
Let's see now..1 barrel for Iraq, 1 barrel for Unkie Sam..1 barrel for Iraq, 2 barrels for Unkie Sam..1 barrel for Iraq, 3 barrels for Unkie Sam..and so on. :)
Snick, did your Grandpappy run a numbers racket? LOL