Given that Rep. Todd Akin has said that he is taking a stand against raising the debt limit, you might think that he has always taken that position. That is not the case.
Akin and his Missouri Republican colleagues Roy Blunt, Jo Ann Emerson, Sam Graves and Kenny Hulshof voted multiple times during the Bush Administration to raise the debt limit. Two readily available votes on record occurred in June 2002 and November 2004.
And if you don’t remember the major outcry from Republicans for spending cuts, that is because there wasn't really an outcry at all. In fact, the debt increased to $9.815 trillion dollars by the end of Bush’s presidency.
h/t Think Progress