...of course he had a lot of help from the likes of George Bush. But my question is, why does Castle get a pass? USA TODAY: Republicans Kill The Economy*
"As Congress and the White House struggle to trim up to $50 billion from the federal budget over five years -- just 3% of the $1.6 trillion in deficits projected for that period -- budget experts say the nation soon could face its worst fiscal crisis since at least 1983, when Social Security bordered on bankruptcy.
Without major spending cuts, tax increases or both, the national debt will grow more than $3 trillion through 2010, to $11.2 trillion -- nearly $38,000 for every man, woman and child. The interest alone would cost $561 billion in 2010, the same as the Pentagon."
Sure Castle votes for liberal stuff like killing baby stem cells in the name of science, and he may veer away from the Republican wingnut caucus when the outcome is not in doubt, but when the chips are down, he votes with the Republican leadership on all of the major issues.
* Not the USA Today's Actual Headline