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Economic Truth is In the Numbers

Apollo2 Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 1:14 PM
"the last budget signed by George W. Bush and passed by the Democratic Congress (for fiscal year 2008) amounted to $2.77 trillion with a deficit of $459 billion. " This is a typical Medved lie. The last budget signed by Bush was for the fiscal year ending Sep 30, 2009 which saw the single largest deficit in history, over $1.4 trillion. This hideous monstrosity was due to the TARP which Bush, Obama and McCain all supported. Medved is a Republican hack and as such still argues that Bush was a "near great" president. Bush was an abomination who's spineless term in office made the US ripe for a takeover by Obama. Obama is the logical progression of Bush. Bush increased spending from 18% of GDP to 21% of GDP. Obama expanded it to 24% of GDP
D G Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 5:50 PM
Appollo .... Read about the Federal Budget for FY 2009 before you post nonsense like that. .... FY 2009 was run on Congressional Continuing Resolutions until March 12, 2009 when Obama signed the Democratic Budget for FY 2009. ...... FY 2009 Budget is a a product of the Democratic Congress and Obama.
Apollo2 Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 10:03 PM
The continuing resolutions contained the TARP which along with the bailouts were, in fact, signed by Bush.
Apollo2 Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 11:01 PM
You are correct, Obama signed the budget and pushed his $787 million stimulus that nearly destroyed the country by increasing unemployment. You can't redirect that kind of wealth without major dislocations as Bush had already demonstrated with the TARP and the bailouts. Obama's stimulus, like Bush's TARP didn't get spent until the next year.

If the TARP didn't hit the 2009 budget then just where would you put it? The actual money spent was authorized by Bush. 2009 was his disaster. 2010 was Obama's disaster.
king10 - exposing leftism Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 1:38 PM
You throw around the word "lie" pretty easily...and don't back up your claim.

This is standard Leftist "throw it against the wall and see what sticks" tactics.

Back to your left wing bubble comrade.
Apollo2 Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 10:08 PM
Medved has been called out on this LIE on his program. I heard him clearly state that the 2009 budget was signed by Bush and he said it months ago.

I don't throw the word lie out unless I know, for a fact, that the speaker wasn't merely mistaken, that he was aware that what he was saying was not true.

So people who recognize Bush for the big spending anti-individualist that he is are "leftists"?

I'm a libertarian who hates big spending statists from both parties.

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