In case you have yet to see this, the Trump Administration is about to slice and dice the size of the government, to which far-right conservatives will yell, “YES!”
Until the far-right conservative realizes his brother works for a government agency and is about to lose his job.
Until the far-right conservative realizes he’s about to lose his health coverage.
Until the far-right conservative realizes that road—the one with all the potholes—will never, ever, ever, ever, ever be paved.
Until the far-right conservative learns that his local stream—the one his kids cup their hands and drink from—is filled with coal ash.
Until the far-right conservative realizes his son’s third grade class will be merged with a second grade class to save money on teachers.
See—that’s the thing. Everyone loves the idea of small government, until the government starts shrinking and the only things left are military (for an already overstuffed budget) and homeland security (warning: the Muslamists are watching you).
Then you realize.
Then you see.