Republicans go to Washington elected on a few key promises to their voters. Chief among these is cutting taxes and shrinking the government. Voters still believe that Republicans are the party of small government, and understandably so. When constituents have the most contact with their elected officials, it is during campaigns, which Republicans run time and time again on truly limited government principles. They advocate for getting the government out of health care, for returning power to the people, and for adhering to the Constitution. It is when Republicans actually get to Washington that most of them thus fail to keep most of their promises by voting against these conservative principles.