Newsmax.com - Glenn Beck: Bush's Compassionate Conservatism Must 'Die Violent Death': "President George W. Bush was the largest social spender in history, according to a recent report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. In his first term Bush increased discretionary spending 19 percent. During Bush's second term federal spending increased 49 percent.
The Mercatus Center said Bush's spending made President Bill Clinton's administration look conservative.
The Center noted: 'Adjusted for inflation, in eight years, President Clinton increased the federal budget by 11 percent. In eight years, President Bush increased it by a whopping 104 percent.'"