There has been a lot of talk about the budget lately. Many Republicans are upset because they say it is too big. Republicans in the House Minority introduced a plethora of amendments during the recent debate on the operating budget. One after another they spoke about how the budget is too big. Many of them, probably most of all Representative Charisse Millett (R – Anchorage), are just mad they aren’t in charge anymore. She, and many of her colleagues, were fine crafting and voting for budgets in the past that were much higher than the current budget. When Republicans lost control of the house in 2016, rather than going by the House Minority, they named themselves the House Republicans. There is some serious denial going on over there.
The Senate Majority recently voted to implement a spending cap. But where were many of these Republican legislators when the budget was WAY larger than it is now? Answer – many of them were in charge.
While Republicans are overall more culpable for our fiscal crisis, because they basically ran the show during all of the big spending, many Democrats have also voted for the big budgets of the past. However, they don’t complain nearly as much about over spending as the Republicans do.