Wages of Sin

Chait, Jonathan
May 2005
New Republic;5/16/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 18, p21
Mentions the controversy surrounding U.S. Representative Tom DeLay and discusses the Republican strategy that led to "big-government conservatism" in the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush. DeLay's association with a "disgraced lobbyist" Jack Abramoff; Idea that people like Abramoff and DeLay build and maintain a party's patronage operation; How defenders of big-government conservatism explain it as a means for promoting moral values; Criticism of the way the President has enlarged federal power; Example of programs that are subjected to special interest politics, including Medicare.


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