I am sure many have noticed the TV ads proclaiming that if Hatch and Romney are elected they, with the help of Mike Lee, will get federal spending under control. They imply that it has been rampant under Obama.
But the percentage data proves otherwise as shown in this graph featured in a Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch article from May 22: Under Obaha, federal spending has been at the slowest pace since Eisenhower brought the Korean war to an end in the 1950s. You might recall that Hatch has been in office all along, supporting Reagan and Bush into a federal spending fiasco. Ever since Obama came into office, Republican leaders have had one goal, to defeat him. They have stopped governing and become strict obstructionists, a party of "no." Alan Simpson, former Republican senator, told CNN recently that the rigid opposition to almost every proposal by the other side has hampered productivity and diminished the chances of reaching an agreement on debt reduction.