Republicans are better than Democrats for the most part, but they are far from perfect.
Of any given party, the LIBERTARIANS and people with a libertarian bent (like Ron Paul) by far have the best records. Ron Paul's record is darn near perfect. That's why I admire him so much. Even most libertarians fall short of Ron.
It is depressing that nearly all of our country's leaders lack the very basics of economics and keep passing ridiculous laws that strangle our economy.