HawkHead wrote:Do you have proof of a growing trend or are you repeating what you have heard on conservative "news" programs?
Proof!? How about just taking a look at the growth of mandatory spending and entitlement spending: that should render your question moot at best.
HawkHead wrote:In 2008 we were hit with an almost complete meltdown of the financial industry.
Thanks to Barney Frank with the bill to force banks to lend to high risk applicants.
HawkHead wrote:The issue I have is that in good econmic times the government should be cutting back on services and saving money for a rainny day
HawkHead wrote:Talk to any economist on this. When the economy is going poorly the governments responsibilty is to stimulate the economy.
Yeah well "any economist" who agrees with you I guess. Almost all economic growth comes from taxpayer spending, not government spending.
The military budget could also be cut without cutting much into military projects, by effecient handing of their budget instead of spending with no worry about where the money comes from.