Regarding the spending bill, Republicans complained loudly in 2011 when Democrats passed a significantly smaller budget. Congressman Paul Ryan, now House speaker, stated at the time, “The debt will soon eclipse our entire economy, and grow to catastrophic levels in years ahead.” Ryan was correct. Little did we know at the time, however, that it would be Ryan and the Republicans leading the charge for record-breaking budgets and deficits. As stated by Igor Bobic of HuffPost, “When Republicans are in power, they spend. When they are out of power, they harp about deficits and debt.” Oh, and let’s not forget about the $1.5 trillion tax cut which will add another trillion dollars to our nation’s debt.