The national debt hit the dubious milestone of $22 trillion. The country added $2 trillion in debt in the first two years of the Trump presidency. Fischer, Sasse, Fortenberry, Bacon and Smith for voted every last nickel of that $2 trillion in debt.
I’m old enough to remember when the likes of Sasse and Fortenberry railed against the dangers of debt during the Obama presidency. What they were really doing was railing against spending they don’t like. The D.C. Republicans only raise the battle cry of fiscal responsibility when the spending is aimed at the poor, the sick and the elderly. Blowing up the deficit for the wealthy is fine.
Comments from Republicans since Trump was inaugurated reveal the genuine attitude of the GOP towards debt. In 2017, a prominent Republican Congressman said the following: ““It’s a great talking point when you have an administration that’s Democrat-led,” said Representative Mark Walker, Republican of North Carolina and the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a group of about 150 conservative House members. “It’s a little different now that Republicans have both houses and the administration.”
When asked if the deficit will be mentioned in 2019 #SOTU speech, chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said “nobody cares,” per attendee.”
What this means is that the GOP only “cares” about the deficit and spending when there is a Democratic POTUS. And never believe GOP outrage. It is always fake.