Its funny how republicans become all-concerned and consumed with spending when they aren't running the show. It wasn't a concern when Bush passed Medicare part D, or when Bush passed the first bailout, or when Bush went to war.....or other various trillion dollar enterprises of sort. Romney and Ryan fundamentally offered "more of the same". Romney was going to "grow" our military. No wonder he lost.
We live in bailout nation. From cradle to grave, politicians steal from one group to give to another group. the GOP is little better than the Democrat half of the aisle. Public education, social security, medicare , the military, Washington, all exist and leech off the US taxpayer.
Compassion isn't defined by spending other's money.