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judo702 asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

Is the GOP really mad about cuts to Homeland Security?

I thought that the GOP wanted smaller government..

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    It's really hard to tell just what the GOP thinks these days. Anything Obama does they criticize. They refuse to cooperate with Democrats even for things they want themselves, because they don't want to hand the Democrats a victory.

    Actually they've always been like this. GHW Bush fought for NAFTA through his entire term, but when Clinton got NAFTA passed the Republicans all said it was a terrible idea. They have a long-standing policy of never working in a bipartisan fashion. But when there's a Democrat in the White House it becomes much stronger.

    Wait and see. If Obama reverses himself on this issue, the Republicans will change too, just to say that what he's doing is exactly the wrong thing. Plus they'll criticize him for flip-flopping. They did this with Clinton too.

    BTW, DHS is not about border control. Some Republicans have used the border control issue to get votes, but the leaders of the GOP -LOVE- illegal immigrants. One reason is that they work cheap, and a large ready pool of immigrant labor keeps down wages for all workers, and the GOP is all about cheap labor. The other reason is that they see that minority populations are growing rapidly in several 'battleground' states (and more Hispanic than black)--and they need at least some of these votes to win, so the last few years they've been trying to soft-pedal their appeal to xenophobia and nativism, and border protection issues were part of that.

  • 1 decade ago

    The GOP want border control more. You cut Homeland Security, you cut border control.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Abolish DHS, and only use the border patrol.DHS is an anti-American facist regime.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes they are because Its weaken the Country's Defense system.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We are mad about how our borders aren't protected!

    Source(s): Barry is DANGEROUS!
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yeah, they don't care about the size of government....they let bush increase it...

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