It is encouraging to hear members of the Republican Party voice concerns about deficit spending. The question: Where were you the last eight years? You took a budget surplus in 2000 and converted it into a trillion dollar deficit this year, and that doesn’t include the cost of the newly passed stimulus package.
With Bush as your leader, we watched you march in lockstep, beating your chests about tax cuts for the wealthy. We saw you give banks, defense contractors and pharmaceutical companies handouts that defied belief. We saw you swoon like teenagers when Vice President Cheney famously said in 2001 that “deficits don’t matter.”
Welcome back, Republicans, but don’t expect to be taken seriously when you suddenly start whining about generational theft.