Monday, August 29, 2011

The Right-Wing's Scapegoat/Savior Politics

Mark Neumann (in what seems a continual run for any vacant elected public office) kicked off his Wisconsin Senate campaign with a right-wing talking-point, "Wisconsin is at the forefront of a new breed of fiscal conservatism, with Republicans including Gov. Scott Walker, Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson leading the way. The Badger State is poised to show the rest of the nation that we know how to put a stop to the reckless spending that threatens to send our economy off the rails."

Where were all these fiscally conservative Republican deficit-hawks when George W. Bush was doubling the U.S. deficit? Reality seems to indicate Republicans couldn't control their own spending proclivity.

This is nothing more than the latest breed of shameless Republicans. Blathering on and on about evil Washington, deficits, and spending. Yet, they've been the ones spending like drunken sailors and increasing our deficit.

[Graphs courtesy of Dave Johnson]

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