What's the Teabaggers' main gripe? What do they hope to accomplish? Putz's op-ed in today's New York Post finally answers that question.

In the short run, this is likely to provide at least a bit of resistance to the borrow-and-spend-like-there's-no-tomorrow approach that now governs Washington.

Ah-ha! So it's deficits the Teabaggers object to. Good. Let's take a look at the biggest borrowers-and-spenders over the past 40 years.

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That's right, not only are the worst offenders Republicans, the notion that deficits are something that Obama and Pelosi invented is laughable.

I know, I know OBAMA'S BUDGET IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE BIGGEST WASTE EVER GENERATIONAL THEFT!!11!11!!!

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Turns out Ronald Reagan was the biggest Generational Thief in history.

The fiscal shift in the Reagan years was staggering. In January 1981, when Reagan declared the federal budget to be "out of control," the deficit had reached almost $74 billion, the federal debt $930 billion. Within two years, the deficit was $208 billion. The debt by 1988 totaled $2.6 trillion. In those eight years, the United States moved from being the world's largest international creditor to the largest debtor nation.

No doubt, when this is brought to their attention, the Teabaggers will stop dry-humping Reagan's coffin and declare him a failed President.

And what about George W. Bush, who they cheered on for 8 years and who remained hugely popular with them when he left office?

The White House has increased its estimate for next year's deficit to nearly $490 billion, a record figure that will saddle the next president with deepening budget problems in his first year in office, a report due out Monday shows.

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The rising deficit for 2009 marks a sharp turnaround for Bush's fiscal legacy. He inherited a $128 billion surplus when he came into office in 2001.

Here's some advice for Putz and the Teabaggers: find a cause celebre that makes you look less like a bunch of transparently partisan hypocritical historically-ignorant assholes.