Republican Senator Rand Paul recently tweeted, “When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party. But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party.”
Paul is referring to the new GOP budget which adds around $500 billion in spending. That increase combined with the reduction in federal revenue caused by the GOP tax cuts, and the country will see a projected deficit in 2019 or over 1 trillion dollars.
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh discussed this massive deficit with a caller on his show...but sang a pretty different tune than you might expect for a conservative:
“And I know theoretically all this is bad, but in the real world all of the apocalyptic warnings I grew up hearing have yet to happen. The national debt has not choked us. The national debt has not destroyed us. We may be living in the middle of the destruction and don’t see it yet, but for some reason I didn’t get caught up in it.”
Wasn’t Rush saying that Obama was going to destroy America with his extravagant spending in 2012? Yet, Trump and the GOP aren’t destroying America with their excessive spending now…
Rand Paul calls that hypocrisy, Mr. Limbaugh.
"If you were against President Obama's deficits, and now you're for the Republican deficits, isn't that the very definition of hypocrisy?"
But we can’t call Senator Paul a champion of the people just yet since he did vote yes to the Republican tax cuts, and he had to know his fellow party members wouldn’t listen to his calls to drastically cut spending. Which essentially means all his calls of hypocrisy are in themselves pretty hypocritical, right?