Recently I pointed out that Republicans want the government to spend more money. They really mean it. Just today Colorado Republicans blasted Democrat Bill Ritter, the governor, for proposing to spend too little more on higher education. The release states:
Senate Republican leaders said they were underwhelmed today after the governor proposed only a modest funding increase for higher education next year rather than the significant, long-term revenue stream that the state’s campuses need.
The idea that Republicans support free markets or limited government is a laugh. They support spending more of other people’s money on education and subjecting colleges to more government controls.
But do the Republicans really think they can out-Democrat the Democrats to win elections? I’m sure the state’s Democrats will be only too happy to implement — and take credit for — the Republican schemes to expand the power of government.