One of the many issues of the diffused agenda of conservatives and tea baggers is the deficit. You'd think that when Republicans are in office, the deficit hawks have been in power, and spending is brought under control. And, by the same logic, when Democrats are in office, they spend willy-nilly, and run up massive deficits, heedless of the consequences.
Not really. Check out this clip from The Rachel Maddow Show (yep, her again). Seriously. Especially if you are in the camp that believes this myth. At about 2:41 in this video, Rachel shows a graph comparing Republican spending vs. the current Democratic health care reform plan. See if you can talk around that one.