One of the things that bothers me about "conservative" political movements is that in spite of their advocacy of self-reliance, private enterprise and limited government (which I agree with!), in times of trouble their members tend to look to the government to solve problems. It happens in economic crises and national disasters, it happens with trade and farm subsidies, and now it's happening again with the BP oil spill. Private enterprise created the problem, surely private enterprise can solve it? Why are conservative pundits blaming the federal government for not solving it?
Yeah, I know why.