Is it just me or is everything out of wack here? For 8 years the Republicans have run up our national debt by 5 trillion dollars. We did nothing to fix the 50 trillion dollar Social Security tidal wave coming our way. We instead never saw a spending bill we didnât like. How much was the unpaid prescription drug bill? 600 billion I think. We created a huge Department of Homeland Security that nobody likes or can figure out what they actually do. Of course there was the mother of all useless spending, 12 billions a month on a war that we should be out of. The Republicans have been fierce about not cutting spending on the war. If someone ever tried to cut off funding to end the war, their patriotism was certainly questioned. Meanwhile we funded all of this through tax cuts, a lot of which went to the rich. Nothing wrong with tax cuts, but you have to cut spending to make up for it. Over the past 8 years the little guy has gotten absolutely hammered. Where the average familyâs income has gone down $1000 and their cost of living has gone up $5000. Where a couple of trillion dollars in bailouts have been handed out to evil companyâs with hardley a second thought. Now a stimulus package has just passed without a single Republican vote. All of a sudden they care about deficit spending. They are relentless about spending billions on the military industrial complex and wars that profit the rich at the expense of the poor, but all of a sudden when it comes to giving the little guy a few hundred bucks that will directly help them, theyâre questioning the economics of whether it will work. You donât need a Harvard MBA to tell you that giving people checks who spend 100% of their incomes is going to benefit the economy more than spending billions on tanks and planes so our military can go all around the world and tell other countries what to do. $500 of Social Security and Medicare waivers is going to help me. Thatâs not wasted money. Iâm not going to see any of my Social Security anyways, so who cares that I didnât pay for it? Is there a lot of pork in this bill? Of course. Is it the best way of doing things? No. But I just donât understand how these Republicans can be so adamantly against it after what they put us through for 8 years. The Republicans are really losing it. I am ashamed of what my party has done to this country. They really need to reexamine their priorities. Why are we paying to bomb bridges in Iraq, then rebuild them, meanwhile our bridges are falling apart here?