It’s amazing to me that so many Republican sorts believe the national debt is caused by Democrats. I always want to ask them who was the last GOP president who balanced his budget. The answer is no Republican president has balanced his budget in about 60 years. I think Eisenhower was the last one and the income tax was around three times larger. At least for the rich taxpayer. The last president who did balance his budget was Clinton, and Bush soon turned the plus into a great big deficit. I would love to see the deficit under control but I am not going to hold my breath.