So YOU blame the Bush administration for deficits?---REALLY? How about some FACTS.

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    The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush, blah blah blah. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense.

    Here is a short civics lesson.
    Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For FY 2009, though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office--while sticking nonsense spending bills (last minute or middle of the night earmarks & other goodies into bills.)

    At that time, they passed a massive 450 BILLION dollar omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets which Bush refused to sign. Obama gleefully signed that which had over 9000 earmarks & political pay-backs included in it. Obama referred to this bill as "last years" business--:lol::lol: The very week after Obama signed off on the 787 BILLION dollar stimulus bill that wasn't--which included 64 million in bonuses for AIG & 200+ million for Fannie/Freddie bonuses--gratitude of the American taxpayer. This the bill that no one read before signing off on it.

    And where was Barack Obama during the 2007--2008 full year budget? He was a member of that very Senate that passed all of these massive spending bills.

    Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period:

    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.

    In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is--"I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since I took office on January 20 2009." This President in one single year has spent more--than the cost of ALL WARS combined in United States History!

    It is estimated that each & every household in America today is in debt $100,000 to the Federal Government's tab.

    How's all that hopey & changey workin for ya?--:lol::lol:

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    450 BILLION for 9000 earmarks that Bush refused to sign--:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Your right. Most forget that the Congress has controll of the purse strings. Not the Prez. The Congress can accept the budget the Prez presents, or send it back.

    Thanks for reminding me of that.
     
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    So, how do you propose to get this information out to the People?
     
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    The Democrats have controlled Congress for years. Congress spends the money. Most people in America are completely ignorant as to how our Government actually works. This can be attributed to our failing Public Schools. Third World Nations with far less resources are now passing our country in education. But hey our kids can shove a condom on a cucumber and sing songs of praise to Chairman O. The Democrats could have cut spending any time they wanted to. They have controlled the purse-strings for years. The Democrats rely pretty heavily on the ignorance of most average Americans. Oh well,it is what it is i guess.
     
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    The Democrats have controlled spending for years. This was true even when Bush was the President. They could have cut spending any time they wanted to. Obviously they chose not to. This is just fact.
     
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    What about all those years the REPUBLICANS had complete control?
     
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    You mean the years we were running a surplus you give Clinton credit for?

    We were running a surplus. First time since the 30's republicans had control over both houses I believe.
     
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    Yep--they did it too, but this congress & administration are on steriods when it comes to spending as compared to the republican congress.
     
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    Bush, not Congress, signed and/or proposed Medicare Drug, No Child Left Behind, Sarbanes-Oxley, not to mention massive unfunded increases in defense and DHS

    the guy was a huge fiscal liberal, to defend him now is to support borrow-and-spend Socialism, where we distribute wealth from the future in order to overspend now

    Obama is also a fiscal liberal, but his smug attitude is pissing off everyone in Congress, and whether he's got another 3 years or another 7, his ego is going to get bruised badly

    but that does not mean you should defend Bush's horrible record
     

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