Republicans Will Outperform Democrats in 2018

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    CNN Fact Check: The last president to balance the budget

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    (CNN) - President Obama declared on Wednesday that Democrats can be trusted on the budget because, "the last time the budget was balanced was under a Democratic president."

    Fact Check: Who was president the last time the budget was balanced?

    - The U.S. government suffered budget deficits every year from 1970 through 1997.
    - Democrat Bill Clinton was president in 1998, when the government finally recorded a surplus.
    - There also were budget surpluses in 1999, 2000 and in 2001. 2001 was the last year the Clinton administration proposed the budget.
    - Republican George W. Bush succeeded Clinton in 2001. The United States had a budget deficit in 2002, and it has recorded budget deficits every year since. The deficit is projected to increase substantially this year under President Barack Obama.
    - Republicans say they should get at least some of the credit for the balanced budgets during the Clinton administration, because Republican majorities controlled both the House and Senate.

    Read the bottom line after the jump.

    Bottom Line: Democrat Bill Clinton was president the last time the federal budget was balanced, and Republicans controlled Congress.


    CNN Fact Check: The last president to balance the budget


    Are they wrong?
     
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    You're reinforcing my point.
     
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    Like I said

    Reading comprehension is foreign to you
     
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    It's very possible. Despite the wake up call, most Democrats seemed determined to "stay the course" with the same failing strategy.
     
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    If the GOP picks up seats in the midterms, buy stock in adult diapers, because the Libs will continually be shitting themselves.
     
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    They will lose House seats.......have to see if it is enough to flip
    A lot of Republicans not running in 2018
     
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    You're dancing, but the piper is playing a different tune. Obama tried to make America believe that there were many, many jobs just waiting to be funded, if we would just give him a lot of money. We gave it to him and the jobs didn't materialize. Now, if your addled partisan mind can't understand that much, there is no help for you.
     
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    The states were responsible for finding the jobs

    The Great Obama only provided funding
     
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    I hate to say it but if the democrats keep this "anti-male" crap up and painting men as bad = they will perform very badly in 2018.

    Makes me fucking sick but that is reality. Democrats need to focus on jobs, middle class and maintaining the safetynet.
     
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    He said they were there. Are you saying he lied to get the money?
     

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