Ben Adler in The Nation says it's all the fault of the Republicans.
No, dude..Really....he said that.
Let's see here...for 70-plus years we've had Progressives on both sides of the aisle spending like it was someone else's money (oh, it was, wasn't it). In the last 2-1/2years, we've added, what...a couple trillion to the debt by bailing out failed business models and paying off political cronies (business as usual).
Now, some adults (TEA Party Republicans) have come in and tried to put a stop to the madness. They have offered up plans and budgets to help rein all this in because the Democrats have been unable to bring a budget to the floor for over 800 days. Leadership from the White House? "Present!" Blaming the TEA Party Republicans is like blaming your parents for the not letting you use the car Friday night because you didn't do your homework.
There's plenty of blame to go around here, but it's not the TEA Party Republicans.
"'Compromise' is always in the direction of more spending, bigger government and greater debt."