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    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.

    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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    I thought this was about the World Health Organization when I clicked it.

    Good read though. Something Satanicus will deny.
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    Same when they go all ga ga about Clinton having a surplus leaving out the fact that Congress had a Republican majority for most of Clinton's term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    ...courtesy 2old4this over at Headline Zone........
    Dude , get a clue.

    The President submits a budget to congress.

    Congress doesn't submit a budget to the President.

    And how would you explain the deficits BEFORE the Dems took congress ? ...can we call those Bush's ?
     

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    These idiots who think the president controls the budget should NOT be allowed to vote. PERIOD. People should have to pass a basic civics test to be allowed to vote. It's that simple.
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    Last edited by djones520; 08-23-2010 at 11:29 AM.
     

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    No more posting till you go there and handle what has been put forth.
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