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#1 It used to be said "everyone is conservative where their own wallet is concerned." The left co-opted that by getting at the wallet indirectly. Of course the GOPe wants to spend spend spend just as bad as the donks do, and they work together to p*ss down the taxpayers' backs and swear it's a warm rain. They all package "worthy causes" (somali immigrants, cowboy poetry, drug sniffing dogs and MRAPs for jerkwater town police departments, and so on) so only a stone-hearted "right winger who is against everything good" could object.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-05 08:40||
#2 Given that the GOP abandoned limited government after Reagan and that Trump is the most conservative president since Reagan, I find this article to be more than a little tone deaf.
Posted by Iblis 2019-06-05 12:17||
#3 Ditto #2
Posted by AlanC 2019-06-05 14:56||
#4 Too many pretend-libertarians decided to let Silicon Valley and guys like Elon Musk become third party tax farmers for the carbon tax they didn't want to advocate for directly and pretend that was libertarianism. Between that and pot they just about killed it.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2019-06-05 16:11||
#5 We may actually need a "big government" conservatism to deal with the fact that the left dominates virtually every institution of significance in the West.
I'm not saying this will definitely happen, and I don't relish the prospect, but it's foolish to dismiss the possibility - or the necessity of it - out of hand.
You don't win a knife fight by announcing that you will be leaving all your blades on the table.
Posted by charger 2019-06-05 19:04||
#6 "libertarians" are Ricardo deniers and benefit from taxpayer-subsidising migrants (both higher rents and lower wages).
Silicon valley tends to get super-profits from patent title abuse which is a form of rent-seeking.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-06-05 20:20||