I tried to come up with another way to say it in few words, but it boils down to simple and blatant hypocrisy. That is, claiming that spending is about jobs when Republicans want to do it, but wrong if Democrats do it.
Ben Armbruster at Thinkprogess had this to say: Republicans Abandon ‘Government Doesn’t Create Jobs’ Mantra In Fight To Preserve Military Spending
Defense industry-backed Republicans are so desperate to stave off the automatic military spending cuts that they’re trying to scare Americans about job losses and an ensuing nose-diving economy should the military spending cuts hold. Except there’s one problem. “Republicans aren’t supposed to believe that government spending creates jobs. But in this last act of desperation, however, it seems that Republicans pushing to preserve America’s bloated military budget have come to a pretty significant epiphany.” http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/07/18/543931/republicans-goverment-create-jobs-military-spending/
Now they play on fears and tell you that it’s about saving lives. Then other Mitt, on Omitting U.S. Troops From RNC Speech said: ‘You Talk About Things You Think Are Important’. (in other words, it’s devastating when I say it is, but not when I need it not to be). It must be hard to keep track when you are all over the map on an issue.