The 111th Congress added more debt than the first 100 congresses combined. And almost doubled the amount of debt incurred by the 110th congress.
You can read about it here.
You know it would be a lot harder for conservatives to argue their principles if our country was able to keep government spending on social programs in the black.
Perhaps, as someone who leans conservative, I should be grateful that the social programs created by the federal government are outside our means and thereby help to support my arguments for smaller government.