Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. No matter what party is in power, the government gets bigger and more powerful, and individual liberties shrink. From Laurence M. Vance at lewrockwell.com:
Another Republican majority has come and gone. And with nothing to show for it.
Although Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress under a Democratic president during two years of Harry Truman’s presidency, the last six years of Bill Clinton’s presidency, and the last two years of Barack Obama’s presidency, there have been three times in recent history when the Republican Party had absolute control of the government.
The Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress during the first two years of Republican Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency.
The Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress for over four years during the presidency of Republican George W. Bush.
The Republicans have controlled both Houses of Congress since the presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump. However, because of Democratic gains in the recent midterm election, Republicans will lose control of the House when the next Congress (the 116th) meets in January.
Republicans under Eisenhower could have repealed the New Deal. They didn’t. And the road was paved for a massive welfare state.