"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival." Winston Churchill, May 13, 1940
That same dialogue would apply to the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Liberal party here in Canada. Even, unfortunately, applicable to some aspects of our Conservative party.
Yes, the differences between the "liberal" and "conservative" parties have been vanishing for decades now. Nowadays they're all about bringing home the bacon.
President Andrew Jackson actually managed to pay off the national debt in 1835. In 1837 the US had an economic downturn and we've been in debt ever since. I found an article about it here
A.C.M., we need a president today who will block every spending bill he can. But I think if Andrew Jackson could see the depth and breadth and height of our current debt, he'd just stomp out of his office in disgust and order a hot dog.