Shikha Dalmia, a senior analyst at Reason Foundation notes:
What a difference almost a decade makes. It seems like just yesterday that President Bill Clinton, in a major concession to the principles of his Republican opponents (and almost certainly under electoral duress), declared, "The era of big government is over."
Anyone who holds any illusions that Republicans or Conservatives actually support their professed principles of limited government and reduced government expenditures had best administer a hard pinch to the upper thigh. This ain't no bad dream, it's a nightmare. But you're still awake. Happy Halloween.
Whole thing here.
As Ever, TWC
Shikha grew up in New Delhi where she worked as a reporter for Patriot, a national, English daily. She was an editorial writer for the Detroit News for nine years and has written for numerous other publications. She lives in Michigan with her husband, son and dog.