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Children With Matches, Playing in the Powder Magazine.

….The two great leaps in debt as a percentage of GDP over the last several decades came under Presidents Reagan/Bush the former and then again, with turbojets, under Bush the Lesser, the undisputed heavyweight champion reckless spender….

….The debt limit is approaching now for two reasons more than any others:  years of incompetent, ideologically-driven GOP-led economic and tax policy-largely designed to transfer wealth from public to private hands and from the bottom and middle to the rich-and then the loss of revenue in the recession engendered by that shameful record of misgovernment….

Uh, if republican fiscal policy is supposed to work so well for everyone, why hasn’t it ever succeeded in doing so?

It wasn’t my fault!

….Honest. I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn’t have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! It wasn’t my fault, I swear to God!

Ah, yes, that would be the party of personal responsibility.