The Wallace campaign said his involvement was only as an attorney, that he was paid at times with part-ownership of a business and quickly sold his share. Still, Wallace’s critique of Mullin’s business dealings amounts to chucking rocks from the porch of a glass house.
More importantly, Wallace and other Democrats act as though Americans can’t criticize federal spending unless they live off the grid in a wholly self-contained environment free of federal influence. They apparently think conservative critics of out-of-control government spending should drive in the ditch to avoid being a “hypocrite” for using a taxpayer-funded road.
Yet Americans have good reason to oppose the federal government’s spending spree. Federal government spending has increased $1 trillion since 2007. The four-year hike in borrowing amounts to $55,000 per household. The federal debt-to-GDP ratio is expected to hit 80.4 percent in two years. That’s unsustainable and a dire threat to future economic prosperity.
Those who would rein in spending, even at their own expense in the short term, are fighting to ensure our children and grandchildren enjoy a better standard of living than we did.
That’s not hypocrisy. It’s commendable.