If only it were true. The Democratic plan included tax increases and budget cuts to help the deficit, plus some stimulus to get the economy moving (the biggest thing you can do for the deficit), plus tax cuts that are actually good for the economy (the payroll tax cut really boosts demand). The Republican plan is designed to hurt the poor, with no particular help for the economy at all. Tax cuts for the rich, which have never had a measurable economic effect, a tax increase on workers, and dumping health care costs on seniors. One is good policy, the other is bad policy.