After years of ranting about the deficit, Republicans celebrated the news that it had been cut by almost two-thirds by completely ignoring it and finding some other disingenuous talking point to rant about.
The reduction in America’s budget overruns comes largely from the ending of some of the Bush tax breaks for the rich and economic growth, which is why Republicans would rather ignore it. While the party that blew the huge Clinton budget surplus will continue to sound off against government spending when convenient, their deficit fixation has been proven false, again.
And by not calling out the GOP’s hypocrisy, Democrats have given away the best chance we’ve got to put the unemployed back to work… for no political gain.
Here are five ways you know that the GOP only says they care about the deficit when a Democrat is in the White House, so they can run it back up when they return to power.