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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Why to progressives sppinners tell us that the POTUS doesn't create the budget and then say Bush created debt?

But they say Clinton's budget gave us a surplus. So it was his budget, not the Republican Congress.

But Obama has nothing to do with the budget. Wait Presidents don't do budgets. Congress does.

Wow, how the job of the President has changed.


So Tina. This is officially Obama's budget and he is responsible for everything that happens under it. He owns all the debt created because he signed it. Correct?

He also owns any jobs lost or any cuts made because he signed it. Correct?

Update 2:

So Clinton's surplus was not his. It was the result of the Republican Congress.

Update 3:

Wait - Bush proposed the budget, but You said it was not Obama's job. Why didn't Obama propose the budget to the House like Bush did?

Yes when progressives tell lies they confuse themselves with the truth.

Update 4:

c(^-v-*) - Exactly right. Progressives were wrong. The white house even has a dept. that prepares the budget. Obama was just afraid to take a position and the liberal media lied for him again..

Update 5:

Bad Wolf 6 - also very correct. Where was Obama?

10 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    The President proposes the Budget to the Congress for approval.

    "Each year, the President of the United States submits his budget request to Congress for the following fiscal year as required by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921. "

    "Title II - Sec. 201: The President shall transmit to Congress on the first

    day of each regular session, the Budget, which shall set forth in

    summary and in detail:"


    @Tina Turner

    The first Budget Obama has signed is for the FY2009, in March 2009

    @Tina Turner 2

    Sorry, wrong link, you're right

    @Tina Turner 3

    never deny the evidence... ;-)

    But anyway we're back to the main problem... The Congress (Democratic) that approved it, Bush, or Obama who put the final sign?

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  • 9 years ago

    When the President signs off on the budget, it's "his".

    YOu know, just like "Obamacare". He didn't write it, but he signed it so "it's Obama's"...right?

    What budget did Obama sign off on?

    @ Common Sense......No. There was no "BUDGET" associated with these talks.

    There was the debt ceiling...check

    There was a spending cut....check.

    WHAT BUDGET?? There was no budget in these negotiations. You are confused with something else.

    And with regard to Obama's budget proposal, it was voted down 97-0. But don't take too much "fuzzy feeling" out of that. It was a farce/bogus budget designed to get to vote on Ryan's budget. It failed miserably, although it was a SERIOUS attempt.

    any other points you want to try to make? Just ask. I can help you out.

    @BadWolf....that was the "Omnibus spending budget". That is different from the regular Gov't fiscal year budget. Just look at your link, and the amount of the budget. There's NO WAY the Gov't runs for a year on that amount.

    From your own link..."The omnibus bill consists of the nine uncompleted FY 2009 appropriations bills, including the Transportation-HUD appropriations bill."

    The 2009 FY budget is effective from Oct 2008-Oct 2009. The true fiscal year budget for the Federal Gov't was written, passed and signed BEFORE Obama took office.

    And WOLF...not many on here admit when they're wrong. Thumbs up to you, for setting a good example.

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  • Bill
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    the Potus is the one who has the ultimate responsibility for the budget but rarely makes it. the clown we now have does nothing just like Clinton. Bush at least did something., it was wrong but it was something.

    really don't see any difference.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Good point.

    Congress authorizes spending. The president simply signs the bills they pass into law. The president COULD veto these bills, generally they don't however.

    The president proposes a budget every year and every year it is promptly ignored. (This did not start with Obama).

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Bush signed off on it.. just like Obama will ultimately own this budget.. that he didn't create..

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  • 9 years ago

    The right-minded have always said the president creates the budget. Because it's true. it goes to congress for voting of course.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    your statement makes no sense....a president doesnt make the budget but can most certainly create what is you question?

    Source(s): there is a difference in proposing
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  • 9 years ago

    Because Bush created the debt. The answer was already in your question

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  • 9 years ago

    much of our debt comes from the wars Bush got us involved in

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Spinning can make one dizzy.....It`s nice not to have to lie (spin).

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