Associated Press Blames “Unyielding Republicans” For “Doing What Voters Ask”


This is, in fact, a real headline:


We can laugh, but there’s a bit of unintentional truth in this. Americans voters have become schizophrenic. They want big, expansive government with lots of programs, but they also don’t want to pay for it.

They vote accordingly, and what we’re left with is gridlocked government.

At some point, something is going to have to give. Either we face the music and put in place massive tax hikes (which still wouldn’t alleviate our budget deficit), or we admit that we’ve created more government than we can afford.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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