Sunday, September 17, 2006

A Democrat House?

Many conservative/libertarian voices are saying that a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives would be a good thing. (See this and this, for example.) It's the gridlock theory, you see. With a divided Congress, the GOP's recently found big-spending ways will be stymied. Moreover, voters' rejection of the GOP will send a message to the GOP: stop your big-spending ways.

I believe none of it. First, if Democrats control the House the bills passed there will be even more profligate than the ones now being passed by a GOP-controlled chamber. Second, the Senate -- which is dominated by Democrats and RINOs -- will gladly move in the direction of greater profligacy. Third, I don't expect President Bush to start brandishing the veto pen that he has wielded only once in almost six years.