everyone seems to forget that it was Republican spending that got us into this mess. two unfunded wars, unfunded tax cuts x 2, medicare part D......were any of these enacted when Obama was President? Did some dems vote for this stuff too? yep and they shoulder just as much blame. the Republicans have flapped their gums so much about spending cuts that they have failed to mention that the very things they are asking to cut were originally Republican initiatives. Their party has reached such a point of disarray that they cannot even completely support the very things that they have considered corner stones of their party platform.