Austerity keeps making the deficit worse. This is a mystery that no one understands.
It's "funny" that it doesn't matter how much the debt and deficit keep increasing. All responsible people know that austerity is the answer!
Even sensible people I know still obsess about the fact that in the late days of his administration Gordon Brown spent money on crazy things. He did! He was trying to dig holes and fill them up again. That was smarter.