Republicans have always deemed themselves the party of fiscal responsibility. So when Republicans took control of the White House and both branches of Congress, most of us thought their philosophy would be put in action.
Think again. House Budget Chairwoman Diane Black’s proposed Republican budget for 2018 has government expenses at a staggering $487 billion more than income, adding to the $19 trillion budget deficit that Republicans, and especially Tea Party activists, having been railing against for years.
Suffice it to say that despite all the rhetoric, when it comes to basic concepts like governing with fiscal responsibility, maintaining a balanced a budget, and spending no more than the government brings, rhetoric does not translate into policy.