This year's election offers the chance, after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works. That historic change would be the end of government that is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with the public's money. It can be the beginning of a Congress that respects the values and shares the faith of the American family.
The Republican Revolution definitely changed the way congress worked. Since the Republicans took over, the number of lobbyists in DC has tripled. Government has grown by leaps and bounds since 2000 and so has the budget. The deficit has ballooned to near historic heights. The income gap between rich and poor has increased every year since 2000, and poverty levels have also increased every year. Republican congressmen push Bush to nominate judges who do not believe that there is a constitutional right to privacy. Wave after wave of corruption and ethics violations have been uncovered.
The contract called for a smaller, leaner, less intrusive government that reduced spending. The GOP has delivered on none of it. The revolution was all hype and the Grand Old Party is leaving us with a tremendous hangover.