"Where were you people when Reagan/Bush was raising the debt limit?" The preceding is not necessarily a direct quote, but more like an amalgam (as taught by a young Gil in the movie "Parenthood") of statements made by liberal drones who take umbrage with principled resistance to raising the limit. I don't know if past actions, whether they be transgressions or not, are supposed to automatically justify all future similar actions. I also don't know if people who make such statements exited their mother's wombs and immediately began paying attention to politics and the actions of politicians. At the tender age of three, many of these enlightened drones must have been demanding that mommy and daddy call or write their elected officials and give them a piece of his or her young mind.
Some of us are slow developers... late bloomers, if you will. "Where was I when Reagan was raising the debt limit?" Well, unlike most people my age, I did not pay much attention to such things as I aged from ten to eighteen years (Reagan's inauguration to Bush 41's). Perhaps if I had paid attention to the affairs of the my state and the nation, I too would have grown up smart enough to see the value of increasing the debt limit as a way to deal with over-spending.