“Now, back to unnamed Republican lawmaker who thinks his party isn’t to blame. The frightening thing is, he probably believes it. When people hold certain ideological beliefs strongly enough, no amount of facts will get in their way. If you believe that the current deficit is the result of excessive government spending (passed by Democrats, even though they only controlled Congress and the White House for four out of the past thirty years*), no pile of charts will be big enough to convince you otherwise — just like if you believe that tax cuts increase tax revenues, that the deficit has produced high interest rates, or that Barack Obama was born on Mars, no amount of evidence will convince you otherwise.”
Ultimately, WE are to blame. We (in general) voted for the people who fight against our best interests. Thirty years. I think it is time we stop doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.
Okay, so I was told that the Democrats controlled congress for 18 years and the Republicans only 12 years in the past 30… so… Real Story – go see wikipedia. I combined two charts from that article and cut to from 1977 to 2010.