Am I the only one who cringes every time I hear the Democrats claim that the Republicans single-handedly plunged America into an ocean of debt and fiscal despair? If we’re going to be real, no matter where we are ideologically, we must accept the fact that both parties played a part in bringing us to this juncture. Last week, in response to House Minority Leader John Boehner’s insinuation that President Obama’s economic team step down and that the Bush tax cuts should be renewed indefinitely, Biden had plenty to say. According to CNN,
Biden echoed the Democratic message that aims to remind Americans that Republicans held power in the run-up to the recent economic downturn.
First and foremost, the Democrats must be suffering from short-term memory loss. It was in 2006 that Republicans suffered the same fate the Democrats appear poised to endure this November – midterm losses. Thus, Democrats have actually “held power” since 2006 (not 2008 as they incessantly attempt to reinforce). Unfortunately, the left’s cronies appear to be more concerned with political posturing than actually tackling the issues at hand (and I’m not saying that Republicans are perfect by any measure).
Bush and Congress overspent (though I truly liked Bush's leadership style – and his overall demeanor). Obama (and Congress, again) are, collectively, a money spewing machine. At the end of the day, all parties are responsible, as are the American people for enabling such irresponsibility. Both parties: Take responsibly. America: Let’s make our voices heard in November. It’s time we address our financial burden – before it’s too late. For a non-partisan explanation of our nation’s fiscal woes, consult “Our Fiscal Future.”