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    I like Reich, but he does a huge disservice in these comments. Conservatives couldn't care less about the size of government - if anything, Republicans are the big government party. They want more government in "defense", more government to jail people, more government to subsidize corporations, and more restrictions on freedoms and civil rights. What conservatives don't want is government to protect the average man from excesses of businesses and [conservative] government.

    The difference is not one of government size, but one of who the government is protecting. Every time there is a conflict between the privileged and the average person, conservatives will support a government policy protecting the privileged 9 times out of 10.

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