During the Obama Administration, we heard a lot about the U.S. debt from people horrified about the burden we are leaving for our children, and grandchildren.
The ease with which the GOP shifted from proclaiming the debt the most important issue of the day, to shrugging it off and eagerly adding more, should be surprising but it’s not. In the midst of the great recession, the U.S. temporarily increased its spending to stave off a depression. It worked. The recession could have been much worse. The government then quickly started reducing the deficit – the amount that it borrows each year – to get us closer to a balanced budget. We were almost there when we elected Trump. But while the GOP condemned the ongoing deficit when a Democrat was President, the two major Bills they’ve passed since electing Trump have both increased that deficit. The GOP went on a spending spree, blowing a hole in the federal budget with increased spending and a tax giveaway to billionaires who already have more than they could ever need. And now they’re telling us that we need to pay for it through cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Tom McClintock is fully on board with the hypocrisy, and eager to balance the budget by cutting Social Security and other programs that benefit you and me. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.