the only difference between debt-financed spending and tax-financed spending is that debt-financed spending needs to be paid back with interest. So by preferring $1.2 trillion in cuts to $2 trillion in cuts and $1 trillion in spending hikes, the GOP position is pushing both long-run spending and long-run taxes much higher than it would be under the Democratic plan.

Conservative Orthodoxy Makes Spending Higher | ThinkProgress

And somehow we are to believe that the GOP cares about the debt? Or that their interest in cutting spending is about concern about the debt and not policy preference to push desired economic outcomes?