Quite an interesting little story. Too bad it is quite wrong on two main points.
1. We are in a DEFLATIONARY cycle. Homes, cars, gas, etc. etc. is going DOWN, as are salaries. So there is very little adjustment for inflation. Therefore, it WILL cost more.
2. EVEN if it DOESN'T cost more, let's say the same amount is spent, where is the frugal calls from the dems? When we are in a war with a worse economy, why should actions that were considered unfrugal 4 years ago now be ok?
It is STILL called hypocrisy. Try to justify it all you want. it won't go away.