So Republicans are upset about the deficit? Sure they are.
"I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"
I may be wrong in attributing the policy to Grover Quisling, but it was created back in the early Reagan era -- and said, in short (I paraphrase):
"Just piss the money away as fast as we can -- say it's for National Security. And when we're waay in the hole, we can turn to the liberals and say: 'We'd really like to provide health care but we don't have any money left."
A planned spoken -- even published -- policy?
Really? Remember Star Wars? (The missile defense program not the movie.)
That was 1980. From 1981 through 1993, money poured out of the treasury like blood in a Quentin Tarantino movie.
And then from 1993 through 2001, in the Clinton administration, Young Bill balanced the budget, over and over again, digging our national way out of debt, bit by bit. And they hated him for undermining their Nova Mob Policy (i.e., Wm Burroughs, Nova Express just agitate and steal until it all explodes and move on to the next exploitable planet)
And then, it took another Bush-leaguer to finish the job... from 2001 to 2009, Frat Boy and his evil puppet master plundered every last goddamn cent we had or could ever expect to have. Most of it (many many MANY billions) went to Puppet Master's pals at Halliburton, those pals who had paid him so well just before he took office.
Quid pro motherfucking quo.
You know, China does NOT have the most wonderful government in the world, not by a long shot, but they do know how to do some things --- one of them is that crimes against the economy are rewarded with the death penalty.
Hang 'em high.
Ahh, we can dream ... in mine, they're all strung up and made into a giant Calder-esque mobile, hanging from their necks, rotating slowly in a light breeze, and -- finally -- doing something positive by providing revenue for the government:
Hit the dead bastard in the face
with a fresh road apple -- only $25.00!