- Aug 2010
The Repubs controlled the House for the past year and Had a major say in spending in the 1st 1/2 of '08 (fiscal years don't match up with calender years). and the Repubs had veto power via filibustering for all but a few days during total Dem 'control'. So yes, pretending like the Repubs have nothing to do with spending is intellectually dishonest.
the Senate is still in the hands of the Dems and Obama has a veto stamp... the House Republicans don't control spending
You really need to quit with the "intellectually dishonest" because I don't think it means what you think it means.
You're welcome to blame the mess on the GOP but to do so would actually conform to your snipe swipe.