Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why do the liberals demand more and more and more federal spending?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    So how do we contrast this against G.W., who oversaw the largest increase in the history of the federal government? I got it, spending to improve public infrastructure, clean up contamination that industry can't, and stabilizing our entire economy is exactly the same as running up the debt to subsidize the wealthy reaping the benefits of a stable and prosperous nation without paying for it? Is that right?

    Or maybe it is just the idea that we are all part of "the Commons" and that where the private sector fails, the Commons pick up the ball and keep us moving forward.

  • 1 decade ago

    This from someone supporting the party that grew the government by 40%. More than anytime since the great depression.

    Classic Projection

    Description

    When a person has uncomfortable thoughts or feelings, they may project these onto other people, assigning the thoughts or feelings that they need to repress to a convenient alternative target.

    Projection may also happen to obliterate attributes of other people with which we are uncomfortable. We assume that they are like us, and in doing so we allow ourselves to ignore those attributes they have with which we are uncomfortable.

    Neurotic projection is perceiving others as operating in ways one unconsciously finds objectionable in yourself.

    Source(s): http://changingminds.org/explanations/behaviors/co... The Change We Got: Bush's Big Spending, Now on Steroids Mar 27, 2009 ... George Bush was not a small-government conservative. He grew government, and the role of government, immeasurably. ... www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2216208/posts - 45k - Similar pages http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2216208/pos...
  • 1 decade ago

    Perpetual Electability.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Which part of the LAST 8 YEARS under Bush

    did you miss

    ha hah ah ha hahahahhahaha

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hey, I thought the tea parties were protesting spending by both parties? Now you're slipping up and admitting they were held just because you hate Democrats and Obama? Stick to the story next time!

  • 1 decade ago

    Personally, I don't. There's some spending I'd like to see cut, and other spending I'd like to see raised.

    On the other hand, I don't support tax cuts that are unmatched by spending cuts.

    And I didn't support the unfunded "prescription drug benefit" that Bush and the republicans passed in an attempt to buy the votes of retirees.

    It's really too bad you spending hawks were silent during Bush's reign of error. Your bad judgment during those eight years makes your current judgments rather irrelevant.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because that's how you get out of an economic emergency. That's what FDR did, and it worked. That's what Clinton did, and it worked. That's what Obama's doing, and it's begun to work.

  • Jade
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Because they are for big government! They have an entitlement mentality.

  • 1 decade ago

    Liberals favor radical "change".

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