Here's your weekly reminder that Republicans only care about the deficit when a Democrat is in the Oval Office, or when they can use it as an excuse to destroy our social safety nets and balance the budget on the backs of the elderly and the poor (or both).
SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: Yes.
MARGARET BRENNAN: As a Republican, do you still believe deficits matter?
SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: Yeah, deficits matter, but they're driven by entitlement spending. I don't believe defense spending is the problem with the deficit. I don't believe--
MARGARET BRENNAN: From the tax cuts--
SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: --discretionary, domestic--- I don't believe the tax cuts--
MARGARET BRENNAN: --also were unpaid for.
SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: I think the tax cuts are going to pay for themselves. I believe that. I think an infrastructure bill would probably pay for itself. You'll never get deficits in order and out of debt and to reform Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid.
"Reform" which is GOP groupspeak for gut, decimate, privatize, destroy.
Graham is running for re-election next year. He seems bound and determined to continue to give his Democratic challenger Jamie Harrison more footage for new campaign ads.