People the last GOP budget was 2007

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    And we came within 162 billion dollars of breaking even for the year, we call a balanced budget

    This would be with the Iraq war wide open
     
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    Democrats have taken a new position on budgeting.


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    You would think they would have been breaking a law of some kind for not having a federal budget for over two years, it's completely ridiculous.
     
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    and remember the Iraq war was off the budget, recall the supplemental spending bills for the war?
    After reviewing the other posts I guess some do not realize that?
     
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    Yes the new demoncrat position on spending is to include the war spending in the budget.

    One of the few things I agree with Obama about.
     
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    the cost of the wars have all ways been in the total for the year
    Please stop repeating that lie

    UPDATE: Many Obama defenders in the comments are claiming that the numbers above do not include spending on Iraq and Afghanistan during the Bush years. They most certainly do. While Bush did fund the wars through emergency supplementals (not the regular budget process), that spending did not simply vanish. It is included in the numbers above. Also, some Obama defenders are claiming the graphic above represents biased Heritage Foundation numbers. While we stand behind the numbers we put out 100%, the numbers, and the graphic itself, above are from the Washington Post. We originally left out the link to WaPo. It has now been added.
    Bush Deficit vs. Obama Deficit in Pictures
     
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    that was not a lie, Bush did not include the war spending in his budget he sent to congress.
    Obama did.

    Yea I realize that at the FY end it all gets figured together as defecit spending totals, but not in the budget as submitted.
     
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    Congress did vote on those numbers. I am un sure what that means, in fact it is a far more accurate way of tracking those cost and to make sure they go away when the war has ended as Iraq has
    keeping the same baseline as we had in 2007 is a lie
    Iraq is a fraction of what it was in 2007
     
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    BULLSHIT!!!!!!!

    Bush borrowed $500 billion to cover his 2007 budget shortfall in 2007.
    Don't you ever get tired of repeating that lie????
    Obviously not!!
     
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    But GWB only added 162 billion
    thats not a lie
    the remaining monies was to cover interest, not by his doing
    Obama’s July Deficit More Than Bush’s Deficit for 2007 | Impeach Obama Campaign
    U.S. 2007 Budget Deficit Falls to $163 Billion (Update1)
    By John Brinsley - October 11, 2007 12:46 EDT

    Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government posted the smallest budget deficit in five years as tax revenue reached a record and spending rose at the slowest pace in George W. Bush's presidency.

    The deficit narrowed to $162.8 billion in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the third straight annual decline and lowest since $158 billion in 2002, the Treasury Department said today in Washington.

    U.S. 2007 Budget Deficit Falls to $163 Billion (Update1) - Bloomberg

    ITS NOT A LIE
     

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