It seems the Left cannot seem to grasp one very simple concept when it comes to the record deficit created by the Democrats in Congress and the President:
We don't have a revenue problem. We have a spending problem.
Or to put it in words even they can understand, “It's The Spending, Stupid!”
Regardless of who is in the White House and which party holds a majority in Congress, it always comes around to the government spending far more than it takes in by way of tax revenues. But the Democrats have taken it to unheard of levels that are in no way sustainable and the American people have come to realize that they just don't care.
Oh, they make the appropriate noises, talk about reducing the deficit, and make a few token spending cuts that don't amount to a fraction of one percent of the entire deficit, but in the end they go right back to spending money we don't have. And when someone actually suggests rolling back budget increases they are lambasted for cutting budgets for vital programs/agencies/departments that do nothing but provide employment for faceless bureaucrats and are vilified for doing something that, in the end, will “hurt the children”. And we don't want that, do we?
And it's not just the Democrats who are at fault. The GOP has to take part of the blame as well.
The GOP was once the party of fiscal sanity, but those days are long gone and the party leadership sounds far too much like the leadership of the Democrats. Rather than actually letting supporters of the GOP decide who will run in the next election cycle, the leadership hand picks 'acceptable' candidates. But when those candidates are trounced by the voters they are shocked that the people didn't listen to them or take advantage of their supposed wisdom in regards to who should run and who shouldn't. All we have to do is look at the recent upsets in state primaries to see the results of that conceit, with the people telling the GOP leadership that they aren't willing to listen to them any more. Is it any wonder the TEA parties have been garnering more support from voters over the past two years?
The disaffected Democrats, Republicans, and Independents have had enough of being pandered to and lied to by both parties. The difference between the Democrats and Republicans in power is a matter of degree, not of magnitude, and the American people are pissed off.
Is it any wonder a number of changes are in the offing this coming November?