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Old 09-28-2010, 06:34 AM  
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The Budget Lie

The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough,...... a lot of people swallow this nonsense. So once more, 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 Democratic 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. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period: (below)


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 January 20th.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:33 AM  
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The president is just a figure head, with no real control any how. The most powerful man in the nation is overridden by congress and the Supreme Court.

Same as it ever was...
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:43 PM  
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Bush didn't have to sign those bills into law. He sucked somewhat less than Obama, but any president who says "I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system" is an unprincipled tool.

Obama kicked it up a notch. He's a tool, too.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:13 PM  
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Budget. Really? what budget. ha
Oh what i would do if I were president.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:44 PM  
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Budget. Really? what budget. ha
Oh what i would do if I were president.
Take you pants off and order people around? That's what I would do.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:00 PM  
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Take you pants off and order people around? That's what I would do.
ahhhh...the Clinton management style
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ahhhh...the Clinton management style
I didn't say anything about Cigars.
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