Republicans have been promoting the myth (lie) that since they’ve taken charge of the helm of the ship of State that they’ve cut the budget and are spending less. Turns out that isn’t true. Surprise, surprise, surprise.
The Republicans did the same thing at the federal level during the Bush era, and contrary to all the pathological lies about Newt Gingrich and the Republicans balancing the budget in the 90’s, that didn’t happen either. The national debt increased every year in the 1990’s.
At the local level, the Republicans control every office and the spending keeps increasing.
Republicans need to put up or shut up. This country and State have suffered enough from lying big spending Republicans. Either Republicans offer real solutions, or they will continue to be the Democrat-lite Party that continues down the path of disastrous big government. Simply trimming a few taxes won’t cut it. Cut spending and eliminate programs, or admit that you are a progressive-lite and in some areas want bigger government than Democrats.
As we head into the new legislative session, I don’t expect much good to come from these big spending Tennessee Republicans. They sure haven’t delivered much fiscally to be excited about since taking the helm and they continue the government intrusion of carrying a gun being a State granted privilege instead of a right, even if you do get to carry it with permission in a few more areas than with Democrats.
Ultimately many of you fools who call yourselves Republicans are to blame, choosing candidates who add to the deficit. Until people calling themselves Republicans are honest with themselves, and stop worrying about those evil Democrats being in charge, we in Tennessee will continue to be ruled by big spending Republicans. 2013 was another year of wasted Republican opportunity and I expect 2014 to be as well.