The GOP and the tea party insurgents ran against the huge deficits. Now that they have gained the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, they want to extend the Bush tax breaks for the rich and add another trillion dollars to the debt over the next 10 years.
As irresponsible is their refusal to go along with the Democrats that have proposed legislation to eliminate tax breaks for corporations sending jobs overseas. We have run up huge deficits and lost millions of jobs and the Republicans want to reward the rich with tax breaks. This is the height of hypocrisy.