that is actually the frustrated conservative's response.
One that is based on what has happened over the last 12 years where the country spends more than it has, and borrows like there is no tomorrow. All rules of economics seem to no longer apply. Need to get re elected? Just promise to give everyone a bunch of stuff and demonize your opponent as one who won't give you as much. Don't have the cash? Who cares. Spend it anyway.
This is the new rules for operating a country.
Deficit spending in itself is not a bad thing and is often needed. There is no rule of economics that says that you have to spend less than you take in.
And if you are frustrated, blame the people who deserve the blame, which is the Republican party. 1980-1992 and 2000-2008 are actually the time frames that fugged up our government spending and revenue forever.
You could make the argument Reagan's huge tax cut and military spending was needed at the time, but the Bush (43rd) tax cuts, taking us to two wars without raising any revenue to pay for it, expansion of medicare without raising any revenue to pay for it. All that fugged us.
You can complain and bitch about Obamacare and the spending that goes with it. But at least it was offset with taxes, fees, and spending restructuring. The Republicans paid for nothing reduced revenue with tax cuts and increased spending astronomically last decade and even though Obama has slowed spending to it slowest rate of growth since the 50's we still are getting crushed.
If you are truly worried about fiscal responsibility it is probably time you do what I and everyone else is starting to do and dump the Republican Party.
If you are full of poo, and aren't really concerned about spending and deficits, and you just want to hate Democrats, then keep carrying the Republican torch, but don't talk about fiscal responsibility.