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Big government is bad until red states need help

 It’s an old story, freshened anew by Hurricane Harvey: Republicans profess to hate “Big Guvmint” as a matter of principle - until catastrophe hits a red state. Suddenly, they’re fine with federal spending and completely dump their rhetorical boilerplate about the nanny state.

And hey, Texas is truly entitled to all the help it needs. It’s just annoying that the Republicans currently begging for help are such hypocrites.

When New Jersey - indeed, the entire east coast - needed massive federal aid in the wake of Sandy, Texas Republicans denounced it as “pork” and voted against it. But now that ...


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