Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I get to pick my own breakfast!

Conservatives in the USA are wondering if the public will ever be interested in the size of government again as a political rallying cry. After the biggest increase in the amount of government spending during a supposed conservative administration, I can imagine that these hard-core conservatives are pretty blue right now. This article in the conservative Washington Times lays out the discussion.

The article quotes David Frum, a former Bush speechwriter:
"America is a highly non-ideological country. And while there are some who care about government as a percentage of [the total economy], most Americans don't care very much. If it gets to the European model and they tell you what to eat for breakfast, then they care," Mr. Frum said. "But there's a lot of leeway until Americans' libertarian instincts kick in."

For the record, no one has once told me what to eat for breakfast.

(Image from recipes.howstuffworks.com)


At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David Frum is from Canada. In his latest diary entries he's writing about the political developments in Ottawa where the conservatives are still staying in power.


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