The Death Penalty – Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Death Penalty – Ta-Nehisi Coates:

” This is all a long way of saying that some conservatives don’t hate big government, they simply want big government to work strictly for them.”

(Via Ta-Nehisi Coates.)

A better way to say it might be, “Big Government to conservatives is any part of government that doesn’t work strictly for them.” How else do you justify a yearly, as in ongoing, DoD budget of $800B while decrying a temporary stimulus package of the same size? Utter discredit.

Big Government

UPDATE: Fixt graphics and site updates yearly.

Great site on the Federal Budget in visuals. The DoD defense budget budget for military and national security spending just for this year 2009 came to almost $800B. I don’t hear a peep about this from the “Strong Defense”/”Big Government Bad” conservative crowd.