Originally Posted by FD
This list says the Tea Party favors smaller government, but all polls of people who identify as Tea Partiers say they favor higher military spending and oppose cutting spending on the main entitlement programs Medicare and Social Security. These things represent the vast majority of the federal budget.
So once again we have a case of people who claim to want smaller government in the abstract, but not in reality. The Tea Party is a bumper sticker movement that seems to be more about promoting a specific notion of national identity ("we want our country back") than it is about real policy goals.
Where are these polls? Entitlement spending is a pretty big issue. You think all repubs are for bigger mil. And oppose efforts to curtail entitlement spending ?