Yes, they are moronic hypocrites. But why are we largely unconcerned with it now? Their hypocrisy isn't a reason for us to follow their path. We have a major entitlement crisis looming, and we rejected leaders who were concerned about it and chose one who isn't. That isn't a good sign. And if we truly don't care anymore and are ready to accept a bipartisan agreement on having big entitlements, that's fine. European countries do "ok" (not great) with them, but they don't charge them on a credit card. They pay for them with big payroll taxes and big national VATs. I think that's bad policy, but I'll take it over just putting the bill on our kids with interest.