In a wide-ranging interview set to air Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, one of President Barack Obama‘s most prominent Republican supporters says he is ‘concerned’ about the new president’s ambitious agenda and the high price tags accompanying many of Obama’s initiatives.
“I’m concerned at the number of programs that are being presented, the bills associated with these programs and the additional government that will be needed to execute them.”
“I think one of the cautions that has to be given to the president — and I’ve talked to some of his people about this — is that you can’t have so many things on the table that you can’t absorb it all. And we can’t pay for it all.”
I lost all respect for Colin the day he endorsed someone because they shared the same skin color, instead of sharing the same political philosophy. If he had been thinking with his head and not his color, he would have seen this coming.
It also seems that Colin doesn’t know what he believes anymore.
1996 Republican Convention: “The federal government has become too large and too intrusive in our lives,” Mr. Powell said then. “We can no longer afford solutions to our problems that result in more entitlements, higher taxes to pay for them, more bureaucracy to run them, and fewer results to show for it.”
May 2009 Washington conference: The (Republican) party must realize that the country has changed, he said. “Americans do want to pay taxes for services,” he said. “Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less.”
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June 2009 interview with CNN: “The people want their problems solved,” Powell also says in the interview. “And very often, it’s government that has to do that. So let’s have good government, effective government, whether you call it limited or not.”