it has been that way since Reagan in 1982. With globalization you can inflate your way to prosperity by printing money to finance tax cuts, wars, bailouts, and stimulus. nuckle dragging paleocons and liberals are wrong with regards to final conservatism and aversion ot deficits. Beleive it or not taxes have not gone up one penny since the original Bush tax cuts in 2001 despite the Iraq war and all the stimulus and bailouts. So when liberals claim that tax payers are paying for the war and wallstreet they are wrong. Taxpayers haven't paid anything because it is free money. And the next generation won't pay either. Deficits and inflation is actually good for the stock market and economy.