So conservatives still think that bush left office with a balanced budget?
I see some of you still claiming that Obama added 6 trillion to the debt, despite only 13% of that amount being from the stimulus, and Obamacare LOWERING the deficit.
Do you really not understand that every time you blame Obama for 6 trillion in debt you are blaming him for (R) policy and trying to pretend there was a balanced budget in Jan 2009?
So Mandi Lynn, you prefer a 1.2 trillion dollar deficit under a (R) and (D) congress who allowed a budget resolution - over a much SMALLER deficit without a meaningless budget resolution.
Did you know congress isn't limited by the budget they pass?:
Bob; bush inherited a surplus and ended with a 1.2 trillion dollar deficit.
you ignore reality in your bush-love.
Arthur, as I explained - EVERY SINGLE TIME one of you idiotic cons blames Obama for 6 trillion in debt that is EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
- AmandaLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
At least there was a budget.
- Truth is elusiveLv 77 years ago
This entire argument is so stupid. What difference does it make arguing if Republicans or Democrats are the ones spending more when the truth is that both are overspending at ever increasing rates? Here are some flaws in your argument.
1. How can you claim "Obamacare LOWERING the(budget) deficit" when there is no budget?
2. Clinton left Bush a surplus. NO this is simply political spin. Clinton and a Republican congress compromised to create a 10 year budget plan that if followed would have eliminated the budget deficit over the full plan. There was no surplus and the national debt increased every year Clinton was in office but at a lower rate than when Reagan was in office.
3. The last budget that was signed by Bush expired in September 2009. The national debt at that time was $11.9 trillion. Today it is over $16 trillion. Obama (and Congress) at a minimum is responsible for at least $4 trillion in new debt.
Bush wasn't a good fiscal president. He added $6 trillion to the national debt during his eight budgetary years. Obama has added $4 trillion + in his 3 1/2 budgetary years. Neither is good.
- SpongeBOBLv 47 years ago
Bush was an @hole but had to deal with 9/11,so 1.2 Trillion is Peanuts compared with Our Tyranical Dictator thats added 6 trillion in 4 years, thats more than the first 43 presidents combined,,,so Shut Up
- Agent 99Lv 77 years ago
The economy was FINE under Bush until DEMOCRATS took over the Congress and Senate in 2007. Or did you forget this undeniable FACT?
I suggest you look at the number regarding Obamacare on the Congressional Budget Office website, there's NOTHING about the Affordable Care Act that lowers ANY deficit.
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- The WarlockLv 67 years ago
There is no doubt, though, that he actually HAD a budget each year! That's more than President Obama can claim. If you are going to try and claim that ObamaCare is lowering the deficit, you are in dreamland! It has been stated everywhere that it's cost is increasing with each telling and it has not even gone into effect!
- KenLv 67 years ago
Guess again agent 99. Just tell me the bills that passed from '07 to '09 that ruined this economy. You got nothing. And by the way, you need to read the last CBO report on the affordable care act. It states that after 10 years it will save the government money.
- skelleyLv 43 years ago
government would not have the dedication to "make investments." It does purely what's politically expedient, and it describes it as "investment" to place it in words which you will settle for as a voter. Tax fee cuts do no longer equate to much less gross sales. The formula is fee * Taxable earnings, and at slightly decrease tax fees there may be severely greater taxable earnings. Bush shrink some tax fees, yet entire gross sales went up over the years. the government collects much greater gross sales at present fee than it did earlier taxes have been decreased, so it is basically basic silly to equate the decrease fee with software cuts. "The tax code is in line with while you're making greater you pay greater and the country is outfitted on the advantages gleaned from that." The tax code may be in line with that, yet you're somewhat ignorantly perplexing "government" with "united states of america." the government is outfitted on what we tax, however the country is outfitted on freedom (much less government) and prosperity interior the internal maximum sector as an instantaneous results of that freedom. attempt to maintain up. You provide Clinton numerous credit for balancing the fee selection, pondering the very public battles he fought with a Republican Congress. They shrink his budgets, and finally what you describe as "stability" became performed purely by using raiding billions from the Social secure practices "lockbox."
- Bob BLv 77 years ago
Stop making crap up. Nobody has claimed that Bush had balanced budgets.
On the other hand - In eight years, Bush never had a deficit over a trillion dollars. In four years, Obama has had four of them.
- JoshLv 67 years ago
Obamacare lowered the deficit? No moron, it costed nearly 2 trillion dollars.
- ?Lv 77 years ago
You don't see anybody claiming that you ignorant dolt.
lol, after seeing your rebuttal, the claim of ignorance and being a dolt still stand. You are just exceptionnally ignorant. It warms my heart to know that you will live your life hanging on to such pathetic delusions between your shifts at some low paying job that will make your hate grow exponentially. Life is beautiful.
- EEEEEE!!!!!Lv 67 years ago
Obama has initiated the least NEW spending of any President since Ike. His deficit was the product of paying for two foreign wars, two huge tax cuts, a medicaid expansion, plus decling revenue and increased demand for government services thanks to the largest economic downturn in 80 years.