Category Archive: Republican-Democrat flipflops

Jul 28

Congress passes “bipartisan” bill to grow government by subsidizing hearing aids

Republicans have been winning elections for years with promises to limit government. They now control the majority of legislatures and governor’s mansions across the country as well as both branches of the U.S. Congress, the presidency and (arguably) the majority of judgeships (at the state levels, at least). The people want cuts in government, taxation, …

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May 02

Americans elect Republicans to cut government, and get . . . more government

Vast majorities of American voters have spoken. They want smaller, less intrusive government. For years, Americans have elected “conservative” Republicans who promise to cut government. Now, finally, Republicans control BOTH chambers of Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, the majority of state legislatures and the majority of state governorships. But the most recent budget agreement …

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Jan 04

“Liberals” once distrusted the CIA and cheered Wikileaks; now they claim to trust the CIA and distrust Wikileaks

There was a time, not long ago, when people who called themselves liberals or leftists were suspicious of the CIA and cheered the activism of Julian Assange and Wikileaks. (It was Assange who released Bradley Manning’s videos of Bush-era U.S. military helicopters murdering an innocent news cameraman in 2008; a revelation that led to no …

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