As the news is completely taken over by debates about the Fiscal Cliff, the National Debt, and Tax Rates, the Republicans try to portray themselves as the champions of fiscal conservatism and frugality.
But we really know better.
We know that the deficit was going down, the national debt was also starting to decrease, when Bush took office. But two unfunded unending wars, tax cuts for the rich, and the unfunded Medicare Part D was then topped off by a recession that started when the housing bubble, fueled by an unregulated financial industry high on exotic new financial instruments, burst. Gone was the balanced budget, gone were the minimal annual deficit, gone was the decreasing national debt, gone was financial security for millions of Americans.
Then the Republicans have done whatever they could to blame this stinking mess on the Democrats, in particular, on President Obama.
But, as I said above, we really know better:
Republicans Complaining About the National Debt, now at a sorry 16 trillion (that's 12 zeroes: 16,000,000,000,000), are like cackling flocks of pigeons complaining about bird droppings.