The Republicans? If you recall the Republicans did the same thing they are doing now when Clinton was president. Since Reagan their M.O. has been to spend and borrow recklessly while they have control of the White House and oppose everything when the Dems have the White House.
And Democrats do anything differently when Republicans occupy the White House? Oh yes, Democrats are pure and white as the driven snow while Rethuglicans are the spawn of Satan and servants of their corporate evil overlords.
Of course, Obamacare was not written by legislators (entirely Democrat in its support) but by insurance industry reps who stood to profit greatly on the back of the middle class and through forcing every every man, woman and child to purchase their product. The AARP supported Obamacare, against the wishes of their members, because the AARP would benefit from Obamacare to the tune of $2.8 billion.
As Pelosi said "We won't know what's in it until we pass it." Now we do, to our great sorrow: millions of jobs cut to part-time, full-time jobs that will never be created, billions in additional debt, the IRS having its nose in our medical histories, the middle class bearing massive insurance hikes in order to create new entitlements to pay for Democrat votes, the demolition of privacy in our medical care and stripping away choice from millions in their healthcare decisions.
For fuck's sake, the Democrats couldn't give a rat's ass about their constituents - they care only about power and serving the corporate interests that have supported them. Seriously -- you didn't clue into Obama's nature when he was asking people to report on their neighbors if they spoke out against Obamacare?