[T]he massive spending splurge unveiled by House Democrats is just a joke, an expression of eight years of pent-up liberal frustrations at fiscal discipline --the teenagers given a fifth and the car keys, out on a destructive joyride.
Every time you think: nah, they can't say this with a straight face, they can't actually pretend - in January 2009 - that the Bush Republicans were adept at fiscal discipline for the past eight years, can they? ... not after doubling the national debt, not after raising spending more swiftly than LBJ or FDR, not after a surplus became deficits of trillions of dollars as far as the eye can see, they can't say that, can they? ... you realize - yes they can!
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