NOT ONE comment refuted the following YET idiots liberals/conservatives alike continue to Blame Bush.. and spout the worn out stupid meme... "spent like a drunken sailor".. A) How many of you who continue those stupid cliches KNOW 1) Dot.com bust cost $5 trillion in market loss "The Stock Market Crash of 2000-2002 caused the loss of $5 trillion in the market value of companies from March 2000 to October 2002. Dot-com bubble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2) The 9/11 terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, killing almost 700 employees of Cantor-Fitzgerald, accelerated the stock market drop; the NYSE suspended trading for four sessions. The stock market lost 16% of its value on 9/11. The stock markets themselves estimate the real costs to the market in lost value and profits at close to $2 trillion over time. Economic terrorism: Bin Laden was major contributor to budget deficit - National economic policy | Examiner.com 3) Worst hurricane SEASONS in history.. actual costs that were written off Federal/State/Local income, sales, and property taxes over $1 trillion! So given nearly $8 trillion in losses the IRS allows tax payers to write off against income nearly $200 billion a year starting in 2002! Consequently in Bush administration: Total expenditures $33.618 trillion Total income $28.298 trillion Loss of $5.319 trillion i.e. more expenses then income. But if dot com/9/11/worst hurricanes did NOT occur.. Total Income : $29.898 Trillion and if expenditures excluded the following: * HSD $512 billion Iraq War $700 billion... Total expenditures : $28.686 Trillion Creating a Surplus of $1.212 TRILLION! Spending from 2001-2011 on Homeland Security about $649 billion. Homeland Security Budget | Costs of War So IF you idiots that blame Bush actually understood these EVENTS OCCURRED and HAD a negative Affect on the economy, Federal Budget and if they HAD NOT occurred there would have been a $1.2 Trillion Surplus!!!