Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Welfare State

A great article on the proposed stimulus package over at The Corner on NRO. Although the CBO has revised its original analysis, it's interesting to note that the majority of the spending portion of the bill doesn't occur until FY10 and FY11. Our politicians must be expecting an extremely long recession.

The really interesting thing is that conservatives have finally woken up to the fact that they are conservatives and have started worrying about deficit spending, the debt, and a European style social safety net. After Bush's record of record spending with nary a peep from the right, one might even say it's cynically refreshing.

1 comment:

Denise said...

Yes, this is why I bristle when conservatives, sneering about the election of Pres. Obama shout, "Here comes New Deal #2." Yeah well, Bush started it...