The Ludicrous Myth of Republican “Fiscal Responsibility”
It’s sad that an article like this is necessary. I thought it was self-evident. But a well-written and succinct editorial like this may help to drill the truth a little deeper through the absolutely thick skulls of our neanderthal and utterly loony right wing. Not that they’ll read it in the first place. I trust they will continue to mostly enjoy the wealth of moldy information, demonstrably-false talking points, and false or distorted quotes rattling around in the echo chamber that less than 2% of the Earth’s population takes seriously.
Over the past three decades, the Republican party has followed a familiar strategy — get elected to executive office by preaching fiscal responsibility, make a complete mess of things fiscally, and then, when a Democrat comes in to clean up the mess, blame them endlessly for not fixing it fast enough. We see this currently, with the insipid Republican candidates blaming President Obama for our current debt level, despite the fact that Republican policies, like cutting taxes for the wealthy and putting two wars on the credit card made it all possible.