Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The New Republic notes a new poll that says: "52 percent of respondents said that Democrats would make the right decisions on how to spend taxpayers' money, while 29 percent said Republicans would."

I'm not surprised, really. This summer I was talking politics with Theron's Dad, a dyed in the wool conservative, and a friend of his who is very involved on the conservative side of Michigan politics. I told them that I felt like the Republican Party was coasting on a reputation for competence and responsibility that they earned mostly before I was born, and they both agreed, albeit sadly. That was when I knew that the Republicans were in real trouble.

Frankly, it's about time. Because of Bush's tax cuts, state and local taxes are going up all over the country in an attempt to make up for the shortfall. They're spending enough money every single day in Iraq to make huge improvements to real problems here in the U.S. and around the world (including things that might actually help in the GWOT), and they're doing it without a clear plan or goals. And the interest on the national debt is going to be so much higher than it once was that we can kiss a lot of services goodbye even when we get some decent financial management back in Washington.

America cannot afford another 2 years of Republican rule.

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