Here’s a quote from the National Republican Party Platform from 2016:
Reducing the Federal Debt
Our national debt is a burden on our economy
and families. The huge increase in the national
debt demanded by and incurred during the current
Administration has placed a significant burden on
future generations. We must impose firm caps on
future debt, accelerate the repayment of the trillions
we now owe in order to reaffirm our principles of
responsible and limited government, and remove
the burdens we are placing on future generations.
A strong economy is one key to debt reduction,
but spending restraint is a necessary component
that must be vigorously pursued.
Here’s the reality when a Republican President heads the executive branch of the government and the Republican Party hold’s majorities in both the House and the Senate:
So much for spending restraint.