Like Chris Hayes said the other night in an interview with Rachel Maddow, Republicans don't really care about small government, they just care about who's in control of it.
That's why Paul Ryan's growing reputation for hypocrisy, and spending money, knows no bounds:
Huffington Post: During Thursday night's vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden attacked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for criticizing the president's stimulus act despite having sent two separate requests for stimulus funds for his district. Biden was wrong. Ryan sent at least four requests.
But the letters' language reveals a congressman who was involved in reviewing the applications and determining that taxpayer money could be useful economically. Moreover, the direct petitioning of the EPA could prove awkward for the Republican ticket, owing to the insistence among many in the GOP that the agency is a hindrance and should be eliminated. Paul Ryan Letters.