Fiscal Conservatism is Dead Forever

The AP has the story of how many “fiscal hawks” in DC are either acquiescing to the recently passed $2 trillion money grab or outright praising it as the best option for the circumstances. Here are a couple of key quotes:

“Yes, it’s too much, and we’re worried about overall spending, but we recognize something has to be done,” David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, said. “That’s the kind of comment I’m hearing from conservatives who would normally oppose big spending bills.”


Grover Norquist, one of Washington’s most notorious fiscal hawks…predicted that the rescue package could actually lead to a “more open society with more freedom.”

With the exception of name:

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., who upset congressional leaders — and Trump himself — on Friday by unsuccessfully trying to force a formal House vote on the historic legislation.

Massie tweeted that the $2 trillion rescue package, in addition to $4 trillion in stimulus from the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department, would create roughly $17,000 in new debt for every American citizen.

“Not a good deal,” he wrote.

The GOPe, once again proving F.A. Hayack correct: Conservatism is just moving closer to the Left going the speed limit. Or was that a Michael Malice maxim? Oh well, it does not matter. None of this really matters now.


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