We all know cons like to claim they are “fiscally responsible”.
Why then, does EVERY policy they support make the deficit grow?
Why do they oppose EVERY policy that would reduce the deficit?
Republicans added 20 billion to the deficit with their pointless shutdown, in a pathetic attempt to deny americans health care.
Economists have pointed out time and time again that GROWTH should be the main focus, rather than attempt to fix the republican’s deficit while the economy is weak. And yes, I know (R)’s like to say they like “pro-growth” policies. Examples include the stimulus (which was bi-partisan in comparison to everything else, with 3 republican votes), a small business lending bill, veteran’s jobs bills, the american jobs act, infrastructure repairs – and that’s far from comprehensive.
Republicans continue to chase tax cuts for the wealthy, as if its remotely a good idea. The cost of the bush tax cuts including interest on the debt? over 3 TRILLION. Do republicans demand trade-offs to pay for these tax cuts? of course not.
In the fiscal cliff deal, Republicans sought and won the end of the payroll tax cut, which helped everyone who earned their pay through labor (not investing). A pro-growth policy that republicans killed.
Republicans aren’t serious. They lie to slow-minded conservatives all the fucking time.