The GOP and its Tea Party allies have deceived the American people:
The Congressional Budget Office's projected budget deficit for FY2009, beginning four months before Obama took office, was already in excess of $1.3 trillion. Indeed, the 2011 budget deficit is projected to be ever-so-slightly lower than the one Bush left on the White House doorstep. Despite the one-time $787 billion economic stimulus (spread over three years), no huge growth in government spending has taken place on Obama's watch.Yet it's an article of faith among wingnuts that spending is out of control. What's really out of control is lying.
My country won't be able to make better choices until its citizens learn enough not to trust Republicans ever again.