A friend of mine wrote this on his blog:
On the current brouhaha with the Republicans complaining about the recovery plan set forth by Obama.
Republicans were unconcerned with debt when they were running up a 10 trillion dollar debt that Obama inherited.
Republicans did not mind tax cuts that gave some people millions and others hundreds. Those policies never grew the economy just the debt.
They are unconcerned with moral hazard when it applies to CEO's getting many millions for poor performance.
They are unconcerned about pork when it applies to the defense budget.
They are unconcerned about government spending when it is to hand out billions to oil companies that already make billions.
They are unconcerned about free markets when they hand out no bid contracts to their friends.
It seems clear that Republicans just don't like the money train running from the wealthy to the middle class. When you consider who finances and votes Republican, all things become clear.They can cry economics but it is politics and fear that dominates Republican thinking.
I really like this friend, but it is funny because I always thought that he was Republican through and through. I guess people can change. Welcome to the dark side buddy!