Club for Growth’s Case the Huckabee is a Liberal

Le Club for Rich People attack Governor Huckabee’s fiscal record:

He increased state spending 65.3% from 1996 to 2004

Cactus did some fact checking and suggests state spending rose by 61.5% over the past decade.

This source suggests Gross State Product for Arkansas rose by 71.7% over the 1996 to 2006 period. So it matters you is right here. If nominal state spending rose by less than nominal Gross State Product, Le Club for Rich People have blown it again. Then again – I wonder if this crew even gets why we compare government spending growth over time to GDP growth over time.