There are two parties in this country – but not the two you’re familiar with. There is the party that wants more government involvement and believes that government is the answer to all of life’s problems, and the party that wants less government involvement and believes that the private sector and the American people are the driver of the economy. Heritage Action’s communications director, Dan Holler, sums up what this two-party system has caused in his latest column:
“What the chattering class forgets is that America’s national debt did not exceed $15 trillion because Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) coopted lawmakers like Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Instead, Reid and Pelosi found willing partners in their quest to expand government.
“Last week, our loveable Vice President Joe Biden told Iowa voters that today’s Republican Party ‘is not your father’s Republican Party.’ For once, Vice President Biden is exactly right, and that is a very good thing. For decades, Republicans like Senator Snowe, who viewed government as the answer, have colluded with their partisan counterparts to dramatically increase the size, scope and cost of government.
“Thanks to conservatives who took to the streets in 2009 and went to the polls in 2010, the number of lawmakers willing to engage in such collusion is shrinking. They were either voted out of office, returned to their conservative principles or retired because they knew the wheeling-and-dealing culture was coming to an end.”
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