Why the GOP will never cut spending
Listen very carefully to what the Palin/Gingrich/McCain wing of the Republican Party say about the economy. They consistently argue against what they see as frivolous spending. It's not the massive spending itself that is the problem - it's the way the money is spent.
This is a very important distinction for libertarian minded conservatives to keep in mind as the elections near.
So here's the question: Why do these conservative politicians make a distinction between the kind of spending and not the amount of spending?
If these Republicans admitted that cutting spending, in general, would lead to a quicker economic recovery, they would have to face the reality that cutting military spending would be just as beneficial to our economy as cutting the pork that was passed under the guise of stimulus.
In fact, this hypocrisy would be even more blatant once a libertarian minded conservative (which I am not, but I like their company), considered how vastly better off our economy would be today had these same conservatives not supported the endless Middle East wars.
Palin/Gingrich/McCain/Beck/Limbaugh/etc.. can not argue for a total cut in spending without admitting culpability in the current economic state of America.
I open this to your thoughts, whether you agree of disagree.
David in Qatar