To listen to Congressional Republicans tell it, you'd think the US's colossal budget and debt problem was caused by one simple thing: The Democrats.
And although the Republicans do deserve significant credit for finally focusing the country and Washington on the magnitude of the problem--really--their hypocrisy on this issue is almost unbearable.
As we've reported, and as the three charts below show, the Republicans are every bit as responsible for the country's budget and debt mess as the Democrats (if not more so).
So it's no wonder that the great silent majority of reasonable Americans are disgusted by what's going on in Washington.
Don't believe that the Republicans are just as responsible as the Democrats for our current mess?
Check out the charts below.
First, the explosion in government spending under presidents Bush and Obama, The first 8 years are Bush. The rest are Obama.