Too many politicians, including those claiming to be conservatives, try to impress taxpayers with the increased activity of government. Conservative activist Chuck Ellis recently commented on the big-spending ways of his local government officials, but the same could be said of lawmakers up and down the political food chain.

So, Chuck, is big-spending by a politician a note-worthy accomplishment?

“That certainly would be true if you were a mouse given a free reign in a cheese factory, an alcoholic that owned a distillery, a politician that gave absolutely no financial regard to the wishes of his constituents, or a thief with a key to everyone’s personal savings account. Excuse me, did I repeated myself there in the end?”

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.