Well, Republicans, you aren't "in charge," exactly, but you have the House back, and you've made gains in the Senate. You all claim you're going for "smaller government." OK, put up or shut up. Let's see you get government off our backs in two significant ways:
Repeal DOMA. Who marries whom is none of the government's goddamn business.
Repeal "don't ask, don't tell" and let the military sort itself out. We're losing valuable servicemen and women for no better reason than their sexual orientation.
Get the government out of the bedroom. If you do that, I may believe that you actually will reduce the size of government. But I have to see it happen first.