The American Conservative Magazine rightly calls out the hypocrisy of the Congressional Republican Majority sudden fiscal conservatism and dispels their new found persona of fiscal hawks.
Fiscal conservatives do not dominate the House Republican caucus. Fiscal conservatives appear to have virtually no influence with House Republicans.
This is true, but then that is what one would expect from the House GOP leadership that we have. The current House GOP leadership is filled entirely with people who endorsed the largest expansion of unfunded liabilities in over a generation The tax deal in December last year wasn’tthat long ago. It was obvious that no one in any position of authority was terribly interested in fiscal conservatism and fiscal responsibility then, and that remains true now.
I would further point out that the current GOP leadership never griped when they controlled the Presidency and the Congress. (The GOP owned the House, Senate, and Presidency from 2002 until 2006; House and Presidency from 2000 until 2006 ) Under Republican control,
When Bush took office, the national debt was $5.73 trillion. When he left, it was $10.7 trillion. That’s a difference of $4.97 trillion, . . .
Almost a 100% increase. So much for fiscal conservatism.