1937 Social Security Democrats 1938 Fanny Mae Democrats 1965 Medicare Democrats 1970 Freddie Mac Democrats 1979 CRA Democrats 1992 Cuomo HUD/ Clinton Democrats 2010 Obamacare Democrats Anyone see a pattern here? Republicans gain power, and: "WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats controlling the Senate have abandoned a 1,924-page catchall spending measure that's laced with homestate pet projects known as earmarks and that would have provided another $158 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nevada Democrat Harry Reid gave up on the nearly $1.3 trillion bill after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for the bill pulled back their support. GOP leader Mitch McConnell threw his weight against the bill in recent days, saying it was in his words "unbelievable" that Democrats would try to muscle through in just a few days legislation that usually takes months to debate. Reid said he would work with McConnell to produce a short-term funding bill to keep the government running into early next year." Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill This post does not raise the question of whether or not any of the above programs and policies were good or bad for the country... the point is that fiscal planning is over the heads of Democrats.