During Reagan's presidency I heard talk about subsidies for companies that were going overseas and hiring employees there. Both Dems and Repubs talked about it. I didn't know why Dems were doing nothing to stop the subsidies.
I heard a Repub say they'd been unable to end the social programs in Congress, so they would end them by borrowing the gov't into bankruptcy. (We now know they succeeded.)
Repubs called Dems taxers-and-spenders and Dems didn't reply. I wrote furious letters to Dems about their silence when borrowing was fiscal child abuse. I suggested that they call the Repubs borrowers-and-spenders. The Dems remained silent. I decided that the Dems didn't care where the money came from, as long as they could help spend it.