On the other hand, if you are a fiscal conservative, I reiterate the question, why support the Republicans. Do you favor smaller government? Since 1980, the GOP has controlled the White House for 20 out of 32 years and congress for roughly half that period. Yet, there is no empirical evidence that despite campaign claims to the contrary, that they will ever shrink government. Under Republican presidents spending has gone up and deficits have grown (primarily for the military and with tax cuts for the wealthiest among us) while median real incomes have gone down and poverty has increased.
So under Republicans, government just spends more in ways that do not benefit the vast majority of the people. How is that an improvement?
Will the GOP actually shrink government?
Video on msnbc.com: Up host Chris Hayes and his guests debate whether the Republican party is truly fiscally conservative, enough to shrink the size and scope of government.
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