Obama got his deficit back down to Bush levels after taking office during our worst recession ever. Trump started with a strong economy...?
...and has now nearly doubled our Deficit. Think he will lower his Deficit like Obama did?
The ignorance of conservatives about even these simple facts is shocking and terrifying.
Bush of course set deficit records after his tax cuts like every other GOP president.
Reagan and both Bushes DID double their debts but OBAMA DIDN'T!!! Only Republicans have "spent more than all presidents combined" - one of the stupidest lies Fox News ever told and that's saying something.
- ClassyGooseLv 410 months agoFavorite Answer
We ought to be taxing Republican states much more aggressively. Democratic states are paying the federal government far too much money for how little states like Arkansas and West Virginia do, and population size is no excuse.
- TraciLv 510 months ago
have you been living under a rock? Trump did not start with a good economy.. it was a mess and Obama made it that way.
- Robert B.Lv 610 months ago
Worst recession ever, not hardly. You have to remember that most Democrats cut the budget by not funding our military and when a Republican comes into office they have to spend billions to refund it. Obama doubled, yes DOUBLED, our national debt. Trying to say that Obama left Trump with a strong economy is idiotic. Obama had 8 years to turn the economy around and he had a megar 2% growth of the GDP. In two years, by implementing conservative policies Trump has grown our GDP to over 3%. Reduce regulations on business, lower taxes and the economy will grow. John F. Kennedy proved this wehn he got into office and he is one of the Democrats favorites, but you all forget how he grew the ecomomy.
- RockItLv 710 months ago
It wasn't the worst recession ever. It was the recession with the slowest recovery though. Most recessions last months not years.
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- The TaxpayerLv 710 months ago
not true. Economy was in recession and was still in the longest recession in US history when Trump took over. Deficit is such a trifling matter when compared against National Debt. Obama borrowed more money and got us into more debt than all previous US Presidents combined. 1 Trillion of borrowings alone under the guise of a jobs program, which no jobs were created, did noting but pay off cronies. He was the most corrupt and damaging President we ever had.
- Anonymous10 months ago
You Americans are such morons, it's funny to see how democracy is falling apart there.
- Skyseeker1Lv 610 months ago
LoL.....well , I'm an Obama fan but , if Obama had not been given a GOP obstructionist congress in 2010 , there would have been a multi-Trillion dollar Infras. Bill added to the public CC 8 years ago.
That would NOT have helped Obama's legacy as far as debt goes , but , putting millions of US citizens back to work after the BUSH / CHENEY disaster would have helped to put a very large nail in the GOP coffin. Of course the GOP knew that and is the basis for their treasonous violation of oath of office and their blood oath to obstruct and impede Obama's recovery efforts from the day he was sworn in. Obama "begged" Boehner for an Infras. bill , but Boehner wouldn't even floor it for debate.
Republicans have been holding Infrastructure Overhaul hostage for a decade. Now , as the 2020 elections are approaching , they are finally willing to put it on the table.
The poor DEMS will have no choice but to hand Infras. victory to the GOP hostage takers while exploding the deficit even larger then it already is. By the time the political wind changes direction , the US foreign debt will be so incomprehensibly out of control that US voters will have no choice but to vote to cut social welfare programs. Which has been the GOP agenda for over 80 years.
DON'T FALL FOR ANOTHER GOP SCAM AMERICA.
VOTE THE GOP OUT OF POWER WHENEVER GIVEN THE CHANCE.
- yodiLv 610 months ago
not as long as he can loot your treasury like he is doing.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Or yearly deficit?
Because Obama entered in Jan 2009 with a 10 trillion dollar national debt.
In Jan 2017, he left the nation with 19.95 trillion in debt.
- Justin ThymeLv 710 months ago
The National debt doubled under Obama, you must have missed that fact.