"The answer is yes." Governor Mitch Daniels (R-Indiana) when asked, "Are budget cuts -- government budget cuts -- worth it, even if they end up seriously costing a lot of jobs right now?"
This is what they want. They want to cut jobs and slow economic growth as a means of undermining the Obama presidency. Of course job losses are worth it to them. It's the entire goal! They spent the entirety of the 1980s and 2000s running up huge deficits. Suddenly, out of nowhere, they give a shit about deficits now? When the economy needs government spending the most?