I've thought this for a long time. Republicans in Congress are really, really, really, big hypocrites. They claim they are for fiscal responsibility, but while George W. Bush was in office, they funded two wars without paying for it. They voted in a massive tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, that threatens to bankrupt the country. They voted for Medicare Part D, but didn't pay for it.
Then when President Obama took over, all of a sudden, apparently they are against tax cuts for middle-class Americans. President Obama and the Congressional Democrats want to enact health care reform and even though it's paid for and Americans actually want a better health care plan than is currently under consideration, they want to kill it and start over.
But last night took the cake. Rachel Maddow ran through the list of Republicans that are out in their state and districts taking credit for stimulus projects, while having voted against and publicly denounced the stimulus bill that passed within weeks of President Obama being sworn in.
Ed Schultz had Mark Zandi, an economist who was advising John McCain during the campaign on his show, and Zandi said that the recession basically ended when the stimulus bill kicked in.
So, my question is, how can reason able people disagree about the fact that President Obama's economic policies have brought America from the brink of a second Great Depression and have the country headed in the right direction economically? Reasonable people can't disagree, but then there are the people that consider themselves part of the tea party movement.