The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill recently passed by Congress and signed into law was not only not contested by Republicans who control Congress, but was gaily advanced by them. Every time Democrats threaten to shut the government down if Republicans don’t agree to increase spending, Republicans agree to increase spending. Even when they are the majority party in both houses. Those stout proponents of smaller government! What courage, principle and character! They are just who they claimed to be, right?
(Last week, on his radio program, Rush Limbaugh had this to say about establishment Republicans: “The donors have become more important than the voters to many in the Republican Party. So, if you, masses of people who vote, want something, the power of your vote collectively expressed has now been dwarfed by the amount of money given by donors. And if the donors want the Republican Party to stand aside or maybe even join with the Democrats on comprehensive immigration reform, then that's what elected Republicans are gonna do.”).