the Republican party got booted out of control of both houses of Congress in 2006. and they should have. As the spending was going through the roof. But don,t make execuses for the Pres now. for 2 years they also spent the US down the river. They got booted out of control of the House and they should have. More and more spending by the Fed gov is not going to work. The mony is being sucked out of the private sector. So more of this and over the cliff the US goes. and you are economically illiterate.