The president frequently conflated the two as he ran for office, but now is presiding over massive increases in both
The nation's total debt has topped $22 trillion for the first time in U.S. history.
It's an unnecessary and misguided impediment to progressive goals.
The federal deficit has soared 17 percent in the president's first fiscal year.
Look who suddenly cares about budget deficits!
He just doesn't care.
Fiscal conservatism takes a hit.
"Everybody stares at the inkblot and sees what they want to see, because we don’t have a bill," one lawmaker said.
Now Mick Mulvaney thinks "we need to have new deficits."
I mean, they were wrong. But still.
It would be nice if the media called attention to the incredible hypocrisy of Speaker Ryan and the Republican caucus. Maybe they could take away a little time from covering Hillary Clinton's e-mails.