Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I dunno that it was that much, I assume you are referring to the spendulous bill, which was neither a trillion dollars or all spent on infrastructure, but I don't totally disagree.Look, Obama was already given a trillion supposedly for infrastructure projects. He used it to line the pockets of his friends....
The government should spend on infrastructure every year. As our economy grows, and our population grows, and existing infrastructure wears out, it has to be replenished.Now he want's more....Government today is the equivalent of a heroin addict...They come to us every time saying that all they need is one more fix, then later they come back and say the same thing, and we keep giving it to them....
But I think that for some reason you have this idea that the 3.9 trillion dollar budget proposal is all jacked up. It's not. It's less than a 3% increase, far less than the Bush increases, less than Clintons increases, less than the Bush dad's increases, and less than the late great Ronald Reagan's increases. You do realize that the previous budget was 3.8 billion don't you?
There is actually nothing to get all outraged over, other than the Fox News headlines, which fail to inform you that it is less than a 3% increase. What Fox News doesn't want us to know is that even including the spendulous bill, Obama has increased spending at a slower rate than virtually any other president.
If you want you can give credit to republican obstructionism all you want, but he's not even ASKING or proposing an increase as much as what Bush or Reagan did.
I used to be a stanch conservative, just like you. Then I started looking at actual economic history, and realized that conservative rhetoric runs counter to reality. Seriously, if you want to retard government spending, and to reduce or eliminate the deficit, you have better vote for a democrat for president.