bush jr was handed a budget surplus, he and the gop spent it all and then went on a spending spree for 8 years on a credit card. Now, suddenly, the gop are some kind of fiscal hawks? I didn't see many of them vote against 2 unfunded wars, a gigantic unfunded medicare drug benefit and the tax cuts for the wealthy. Speaking of pox, that's exactly what dumbya is to the gop now. They hid him all of last year to try and get people to forget what an unmitigated disaster GOP control of this country is. It didn't work.