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Subject:  Re: The Working Class Date:  11/13/2012  6:18 PM
Author:  TerryMcK Number:  110915 of 176697

Simple fact: Bush was handed a balanced budget. Republicans, in control of the House, the Senate, and the Presidency decided they wanted "free $h!t" in the way of taxcuts that would not, could not, and did not pay for themselves.

Then Republicans, in control of the House, the Senate, and the Presidency took on two wars and refused to pay for them. Then Republicans, in control of the House, the Senate, and the Presidency voted in the largest increase in Medicare coverage in a generation. And now you blame the deficit on Democrats


That story is really getting old, and incomplete.

2006-2008, Democrats control Senate & House
2008-2010, Democrats control Senate, House & Presidency
2010-2012, Democrats control Senate & Presidency

The Dems did nothing, but in their own words, spend 2006-2008 trying to get their candidate elected. In those 6 years they have done nothing to reduce spending or the deficit. They have spent more and passed grossly high spending bills.

If Bush was so bad, why did they not try to correct it rather than outdo it.

Democrats voted to support the war. Republicans voted against Obamcare.

Clinton may have had a balanced budget, Obama has no budget.

Harry Reid wants to raise the debt limit anohter $2trillion.

Many, if not most, taxpayers will pay some tax under Obamcare - regardless of what they call it.
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