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Republican Fiscal Hypocrisy
The title of this March 9, 2023, New York Times article says it all: "Republicans Complain About Ballooning Debt, But Their Votes Helped It Happen." The article points out:
“Republicans who are demanding deep cuts to federal spending have already greeted President Biden’s budget plan with a familiar refrain: Mr. Biden and his party are to blame for causing the debt to balloon.
“But an analysis of House and Senate voting records, and of fiscal estimates of legislation prepared by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, shows that Republicans bear at least equal blame for the biggest drivers of federal debt growth that passed Congress over the last two presidential administrations.
“The national debt has grown to $31.4 trillion from just under $6 trillion in 2000. That increase, which spanned the presidential administrations of two Republicans and two Democrats, has been fueled by tax cuts, wars, economic stimulus and the growing costs of retirement and health programs.”