- The Washington Times - Friday, October 24, 2008

George W. Bush rode into Washington almost eight years ago astride the horse of smaller government. He will leave it this winter having overseen the biggest federal budget expansion since Franklin Delano Roosevelt seven decades ago. He has done what he thought was necessary to keep the country safe.

That commitment became a centerpiece of his 2004 convention speech: “Whatever it takes.” There has been no repeat of a Sept. 11-style attack on U.S. soil, a fact that may turn out to be one of this president’s enduring legacies.

But Mr. Bush may also be known as having set the table for another age of big government.

Big government gets bigger

Pentagon spending growth outpaces auditors



Is limited government passe?

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide