Can you hear the screeching roars of the Tea Party Republicans accusing the Dems of being socialists, commies, fascists, Marxists, big spenders and a whole lot worse?
Well, as it turns out, the Republicans and the Tea Party crop of Republican Congress Critters that sailed into the District of Crime in January, 2011 to clean up the Democrat fiscal mess turned out to be bigger deficit spending hawks than the Democrats they replaced.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives, which took office in January 2011, has enacted federal spending bills under which the national debt has increased more in less than one term of Congress than in the first 97 Congresses combined.....
The approximately $1.59 trillion in new debt accumulated since the Republican-controlled House gained a veto over federal spending legislation is more than the total increase in the federal debt between 1789, when the first Congress convened, and October 1984, when the 98th Congress was nearing the end of its second session.
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Have the Republicans always been big spenders? Absolutely! Until President Obama came along, the Republicans were in fact responsible for most of our debt. When Reagan took office, the debt had not yet reached $1 trillion but Reagan solved that problem by increasing the debt by nearly $1.7 trillion during the 8 years he was president.
Additions to National Debt by President
Reagan $1.692 trillion (2 terms)
Bush 41 $1.575 trillion (1 term)
Bush 43 $4,899 trillion (2 terms)
Total Reagan, Bush 41 and Bush 43 debt: $8.166 trillion
To that $8.166 trillion we can add the $1.59 trillion in additional debt that Republicans approved when they assumed control of the House in January, 2011.
President Clinton added $1,540 trillion to the debt but when he left office the budget was balanced and Bush inherited a deficit free clean slate.
President Obama inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit from Bush and President Obama's contribution to the debt pile is $5 trillion, which includes the Bush $1.3 trillion deficit and the $1.6 trillion in new debt approved by the Republicans after January, 2011.
Summary and Recap: Reagan, Bush 41 and Bush 43 added $8.166 trillion to the debt. Factor in the $1.3 trillion deficit Obama inherited from Bush 43 and the $1.59 deficit approved by Republicans since January, 1011 and it becomes abundantly clear that Republicans are responsible for $11.1 trillion of the $15 trillion pile of debt.
Come to think of it, I've never met a Republican loyalist who wasn't a big spending socialist! Republicans only get upset when the other party is doing the spending. Moreover, Republicans eagerly embraced Bush multi-trillion dollar entitlements that included Medicare Part D and No Child Left Behind.
Clearly, Republicans show nothing but utter contempt for the futures of their progeny as they bequeath to them mountains of debt and an economy literally crushed by statism and government spending. If that isn't the epitome of vile selfishness I don't know what is.
Happily I stopped voting Republican in 2006 (but I've never voted for a Democrat in my entire life). Meanwhile, I will continue to opine that Republicans rejected the only voice of sanity in America - Ron Paul, clearly a man who loves his country, his children, grandchildren and great grand children. I can't say that about any other Republican!
Don't drink the Republican Tea! It's toxic poison!!