Sunday, August 14, 2011

GOP Strategy: I Broke It, You Fix It

Dick Cheney famously said that Reagan proved that deficits don't matter. Acting on this viewpoint, the Republicans under Bush turned the Clinton surplus into a deficit by cutting taxes for millionaires and billionaires; prosecuting two unnecessary wars, and pushing through an unfunded Medicare prescription drug program. The minute a Democrat was elected president, though, they suddenly saw the light and turned into deficit hawks–turning against the very deficit they created. Now they're using the economy they destroyed to their political advantage. Clever, isn't it? The following cartoon points out this Republican strategy:

1 comment:

bearmaster said...

Um, I'd say one necessary and one unnecessary war.