Of course they do. Here’s the reply note I’m supposed to send in to local Congressman Pete Sessions:
Yes, Pete, I want to help you balance the federal budget and cut wasteful federal spending. To make sure conservatives stay in control of Congress, I will make a contribution of…
Let’s look at reality, which Pete Sessions knows as well as anyone:
Total government spending grew by 33 percent during Bush’s first term. The federal budget as a share of the economy grew from 18.5 percent of GDP on Clinton’s last day in office to 20.3 percent by the end of Bush’s first term. The Republican Congress has enthusiastically assisted the budget bloat. Inflation-adjusted spending on the combined budgets of the 101 largest programs they vowed to eliminate in 1995 has grown by 27 percent.
That’s from the Cato Institute, if you want more. (Sorry, Pete, use your own damned money to win re-election.)