Deficit Spending: We Always Seem To Find Money For War

Republicans are against deficit spending. They are so against deficit spending, or even budget neutral spending, that they blockade nearly every bill that comes their way. But many of these same Republicans have no problem finding funds, even if it means running a deficit, as long as these funds are explicitly earmarked to dismember, maim, and blow shit up. Chris Hayes once said, “If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it.” And that is true, unless you are a Republican, in which case you get to editorialize on the failings of Veteran Affairs (VA), put the blame at the feet of President Obama, and do so while voting against any additional funding for the VA.