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|Subject: Re: Facts are stubborn things||Date: 11/30/2012 2:02 PM|
|Author: MadCapitalist||Number: 1841220 of 2011338|
MadCapitalist, under 7 presidents (Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter) the debt burden shrank post-war. Four Democrats and three Republicans. When Reagan was elected the debt burden began to rise sharply.
Do you think these facts are wrong?
Please explain what changed when Reagan came into office.
Why do you insist on *only* focusing on the President? Congress votes the spending into law, not the President.
Democrats controlled the House under Reagan and voted his budgets into law, and yet you blame Reagan and give Democrats a pass.
The sharpest rise in spending happened in FY 2007 to FY 2009 when Democrats controlled Congress, and yet you give Democrats a pass.
Obama has been President during unprecedented peacetime deficits, and yep, he gets a pass.
If you were intellectually honest, you would acknowledge the Democratic role in our current fiscal problems rather than pretending that it is the result of Republican policies.
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