Sen. Chuck Schumer called out Republicans for opposing spending to relieve the economic crisis but said that most Republican failed to oppose spending for the Iraq war when Bush was president.
“On the floor of the Senate where there was an open process, Peter, on the floor of the senate, I heard over and over again, ‘this is $1 trillion that we’re not paying for.’ I never heard that mentioned with the Iraq war, $1 trillion which we’re not paying for. I never heard it mentioned when George Bush changed a surplus of $300 billion into a deficit of or $800 billion. So, all of a sudden, the reason to be against this is deficit spending but when it was Iraq war or tax cuts for the highest income people, we never heard it,” complained Schumer.
This video is from ABC’s This Week, broadcast Feb. 15, 2009.