Originally Posted by DementedLogic
When Republicans want to shrink government and Democrats want to grow government, they always agree to grow government, just not as much as the Democrats wanted. When is compromise going to end with agreement to shrink government, just not as much as the Republicans wanted? It never will, because most Republicans support the idea of giving an inch to not lose a mile. We've been giving inches for so long, that we've lost more than a mile.
This country needs another president like Grover Cleveland.
It doesn't change the fact that you tried to copy-cut-paste an argument to fit what we are talking about.
The economy didn't crash because of government spending. If anything, they weren't active enough in regulating financial markets as the private sector started gambling with derivatives and in protecting consumers from horrible lending practices.