Very well said, but after reading it a second time I think this statement could be modernized/improved as follows:
This is a classic case of the Democratic Party at work. Problem, reaction, solution. The gov't creates (through action or inaction) a problem, manipulates the public reaction, and finally proposes a solution which involves more government and higher taxes. Not only this, but their "solution" leads to another "problem", starting the cycle again.
The corruption has overtaken both parties.
Those few in the Republican party calling for a real reduction in government and taxes and now referred to as the "fringe" element of the party.