Maybe I was wrong about Democrats, at least Democrats in this day and age.
Maybe they don’t immediately seek to increase spending in response to every social problem. It seems the 12/12 Democrats have a different kind of reaction every time, they or the nation hits a speed bump (or something worse). They just blame Canada.
Oh, I’m sorry, in my zeal to find a musical expression of the Democrats’ problem, I got the action right (blaming), but the object wrong. With a new CBO report showing that the stimulus cost even more than the meager $787 billion Democrats thought necessary to keep unemployment under 8%, Democrats are trotting out their all-purpose bogeyman, George W. Bush, even though that good man retired to Texas over a year ago:
House Democratic leaders said a report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a $1.35 trillion deficit in 2010 was the result of policies put in place by President George W. Bush and Republicans in Congress, who controlled the House and Senate until the 2006 elections.
“Today’s CBO report is a clear reminder of the Bush and Republican Congress-era policies that have resulted in the loss of millions of jobs, led to the worst recession since the Great Depression, and turned record surpluses under the Clinton Administration into record deficits,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement.
Um, Nancy, haven’t you been Speaker now for, like, three years? And, um, well, doesn’t the Constitution give the power of the purse to Congress? When are you going to take responsibility for your actions.
Oh, and, one more thing, that blame Bush thing worked wonders for Senator Martha Coakley.