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Subject:  Re: The Working Class Date:  11/13/2012  6:13 PM
Author:  DufusGoneSplat Number:  110914 of 171673

And now you blame the deficit on Democrats.

Did someone else run up the deficit by $5 trillion the past four years?


Well yeah, as a matter of fact.

October 1, 2008 (four years a ago) was the beginning of Bush-II's last budget year. October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009 added 1.885 trillion to the national debt. Note: Bush-II was not a Democrat.

On February 18, 2011, the GOP House passed their first spending bill, and from then until now 2.120 trillion has been added to the national debt.

That's about $4 trillion of the $5 trillion you mentioned.
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