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Subject:  Re: Facts are stubborn things Date:  12/1/2012  7:02 PM
Author:  DufusGoneSplat Number:  1841520 of 1947898

I see that you intend to continue to refuse to acknowledge the responsibility of how Congress votes.

No, I think I was quite clear in my previous post that I believe the president is the primary driver in the budgets. I also understand Congress's role - both the House and the Senate.



For example, when Democrats voted to increase spending 31% from FY 2007 to FY 2009, Democrats take zero responsibility for voting for this.

In 2008 Bush-II requested $3.010 trillion in his budget and supplemental requests. The total spent by the Dem congress was $2.983 trillion.

In 2009 Bush-II requested $3.429 trillion in his budget and supplemental requests (incl TARP). Obama requested and got $0.111 trillion for ARRA. The total spent by the Dem congress was $3.518 trillion.

There - the damn Dems did it! Happy?



It's all Bush's fault (even the spending that Obama voted for in FY 2009).

Most of it is. Just as Obama had a negative impact on Bush-II's last FY budget, Bush-II had a negative impact on Clinton's last FY budget by shrinking the surplus with his tax cuts. So what?




When House Democrats voted to approve the spending during Reagan's Presidency, Democrats take zero responsibility for it. It's all Reagan's fault. They have no culpability.

My response yet again.

http://boards.fool.com/reagan-wanted-to-spend-even-more-but-...
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