During the 2012 republican primary campaign and the current presidential bid of Mitt Romney, there seems to be many statements and positions by Mr. Romney and the RNC that are at the very least contradictions from reality and in many cases hypocritical and out right lies. During the republican primary it was painfully obvious how Mr. Romney's positions reflected the policies of the extreme tea party Republicans. However after Mr. Romney secured the nomination, his handlers have tried to move him more toward the center right. If Mr. Romney were to be elected he will be controlled by the same extremists that now control the current congress.
The mantra of the RNC and particularly the tea party is small limited government. They campaign on eliminating or reducing programs and services, millions of American citizens depend on to advance themselves or provide for their day to day existence. The list of programs people depend on go far beyond the food stamp and welfare recipients that the republicans enjoy using as whipping boys.
Someone along time ago stated that all politics are local. Here are only a few examples of the above mentioned contradictions that Warren County Republicans continue to perpetuate. A very prominent member of the Warren County Republican Committee who is a tea party participant rails against government help and intrusion. He worked for many years at the National Forge, now Ellwood National Forge. I would be interested to know what percentage of that company's existence depends on government contracts. This person also has a family member that works for a government supported human services organization that provides much needed safety net services for many of our less fortunate citizens.
Anyone that has an interest and has lived in Warren County for more than a week certainly knows what the politics of the county are. The political leadership of Warren and Warren County support the RNC's position of small government and yet they lined up with hands out to grab any government grants and allocations that further their agendas. (I.E. Warren streetscape, conference center, public transportation etc. etc.)
This discussion can be applied on a state or national level. If we want to talk about eliminating or reducing government spending, look no further than the huge businesses that depend on government contracts and subsidies for a great percentage of their existence.
The point is, more private companies and the millions of jobs supported by government contracts could be gone if the Republicans and the tea party were honest and not just cherry pick what they believe should be defunded.