“Of course its near impossible to take away freebees once given out.”
This is going to happen anyway. There is no major push from the electorate to make major changes to any big government program. There are too many hooked on government large-es already to neutralize any conservative push to rein in spending. There is too much momentum against us. Sad but true.
The GOP supplied the Dems with much fuel for this to speed up the process.
Here’s the optics for most regardless of the GOP’s alternative version of history:
Republicans wanted everyone to know that Clinton RAISED taxes and GWB cut taxes, and they succeeded too
So Clinton leaves office at a time when it looks like things
went pretty well for the past few years,
and GWB leaves office when all hell is breaking loose and he is on TV demanding congress give him a huge blank check to bail out the banks, or else great depression is coming.
So this leaves certain destructive associations behind.