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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Big Spending GOP, Paul Ryan, And The GOP Myth

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Do you recall a time when millions across the nation believed the Republican Party was the party of "fiscal responsibility"? How about the business of the "compassionate conservatism?"  How about this one "Big Spending Liberals."  

Did you fall for that last political mantra? "Big Spending Liberals" fit the psyche and beliefs systems of people inclined via personal paradigm to conservatism, and people who are woefully uninformed. Alas. there is yet another group of Americans who head over heels fell for the disparaging phraseology: Fox News viewers

While we have been literally awash in cable news entertainment/revenue hooks regarding Donald Trump, some journalist and publications have diligently paid close attention to other matters regarding Trump.  Federal spending has run amok. The Chicago Tribune recently published a piece which offers a straightforward detailed report on federal spending from 2016 through Trump's first full year in office. 

Here is except ad a graphic from the piece.

That's almost double what the government borrowed in fiscal year 2017. 
Here are the exact figures: The U.S. Treasury expects to borrow $955 billion this fiscal year, according to a documents released Wednesday. It's the highest amount of borrowing in six years, and a big jump from the $519 billion the federal government borrowed last year.
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The Tribune piece also makes the point the Trump/Ryan tax bill is yet another example of "spending largesse" with Ryan's one trillion (fat) government spending added to the US debt. 

While seeking common GOP false mantra used to advance the false belief the party is the party of fiscal conservatism, I ran across a great piece of research transcribed into a long read (but very good) piece. 

Herewith are a couple of page graphics (excerpts). 

Conservative spending and growth

Conservatives vs. Liberals job creation, Republicans vs. Democrats job creation

Paul Ryan, House Speaker, spent many years in the US House railing about government spending, entitlement spending, and US Debt/Deficits. He has announced his departure from the House via not campaigning for his seat this coming fall. Ryan would probably have suffered a major embarrassment while running for his safe seat (via a loss or a narrow win). He also will never state the reality of his refusal to run is influenced by his beloved President: Trump. His reasons for not seeking the seat actual pale when we consider the level of the scope of his hypocrisy who secured that big tax cut he sought for many years while ignoring the reality of how the tax cut will impact federal spending.

While we live the life of GOP big spending, the GOP tax cut for the nation's wealthy, and Trump's "swamp", Paul Ryan's runs-off into the land of multimillion-dollar lobbyist contracts. 

The last point, now that the GIO has well established itself as the party of Big Spending representatives for the nation's wealthy, it is time to recognize that GOP and Trump vote you cast was a social vote.  Or you fell for the RNC/Russian dirty-tricks against the Clinton campaign.  Or, worst yet, you are one of the one-third of US voters who opted not to vote in 2916, who via default cast a non-vote for the candidate who eventually won the election: an electoral college officials dream. 

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