Republicans don’t care about the deficit. They care about exploiting the deficit to pursue their goal of dismantling the social insurance system. They want a fiscal crisis; they need it; they’re enjoying it. I mean, how is “starve the beast” supposed to work? Precisely by creating a fiscal crisis, giving [one] an excuse to slash Social Security and Medicare. ...Vitus emphasis
Update. So, the above is about one set of yellers about the deficit - Randian true believers who go forth into the world to rid it of undesirables: Moochers, takers, and of course old people. Sort of like an SS for the new era. The deeply weird Paul Ryan is head cheerleader.
The other set is a (large) group of folks who's thing is simply to pay no taxes. They've got theirs; why "give" money to anyone else? No government, no tax! But - not to say the latter out loud - not polite. Hide it in a serious-sounding (but content-free) argument about saving the grandchildren from certain destruction. (Poor babies! - yuk yuk yuk) Kochs and Petersons come to mind. Mitt Romney, though, is a master. Not only pay no taxes... arrange for the government to give you money.
What a country.