As the race towards the Democratic presidential primaries heats up, President Bush has come under fire, particularly for policies on Iraq. But the president is also drawing fire for other policies, including federal spending. A recent study by the Brookings Institution found that the size of government under Bush has increased, not decreased. Just recently, the president has asked for an additional $87 billion in federal spending to fund ongoing activities in Iraq. While government continues to grow, voters remain skeptical of big government and high taxes. In the most recent direct measure of taxpayer sentiment, voters in Alabama rejected Republican Gov. Bob Riley’s $1.2 billion tax hike by a two-to-one margin. Limited government, it appears, is still popular with the voters.