In one hearing he attended, the ratio of pro-spending witnesses to antispending
witnesses was 145 to 1 (1991, 13, table 1.
Pence combined a fairly rote antispending
message with heaping helpings of culture war conservatism.
Admittedly, some Republicans see President Bush as a political liability rather than an asset, without sufficient political clout to give victory to either the antispending
hawks or to moderates like Smith.
He is an anti-inflation, antitax, antispending
, antiregulation, antigovernment nut.
is unlikely to reduce the leverage of the antispending
minority significantly because the majority generally would deem a reduction in total spending of more than ten percent to be extremely undesirable.
And the 1990 fiscal year budget sent to Congress by the Bush Administration-to amend the budget of the departing Reagan Administration-provided a sharp distinction from the antispending
, antigovernment policies under Reagan:
Such schools might also join with taxpayers and school board members to form a coalition against increasing the value of the vouchers--an antispending
coalition that currently does not exist.