Mark Steyn is so on the money here.
What about the track records of the Surrender Monkey and Collaborator caucuses would ever lead a serious conservative, or even a mind-numbed pull-the-lever everytime GOP voter to believe that they would ever decrease the size of government?
The symbiotic relationship between government and finance has existed since 1790 when Hamilton got his bank scheme pushed through. Every government agency of any size develops a clientele that is wealthy enough to prevent its destruction. Public Education, for instance, is a huge industry that feeds hundreds of billions to companies all over the country.
The totally wrong people get elected to office.