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hornedmilkshake Wrote: May 26, 2012 11:51 AM
Who's teaching you your math skills? I bet it's the same people that calculate the unemployment figures. According to the US Treasury the national debt was approx. $908B in '80 when Reagan took office. Since then it has increased to approx. $15.7T. That's an increase of approx. $14.84T from '80-'12, not even counting the second half of '12. The national debt in 2001 when Bush took office was around $5.8T, jumping to approx. $10.1T in 2008 as he left office. That's a $4.3T increase over 8 years (42.5%!). So at $10.1T in 2009 when Obama took office, the national debt has increased to $15.75T. That's an increase of around $5.65T (35.8%) in 3.5 years.
hornedmilkshake Wrote: May 26, 2012 12:05 PM
So with those figures, Obama will have spent at least just as much as Bush in only about 50% of the time.
hornedmilkshake Wrote: May 26, 2012 12:00 PM
So Bush increased the national debt by your correct figure of 42.5% in 8 years time. That's bad, I'm sure everyone will agree. But Obama at 16.4%? Obama's increase in national debt by dividing $5.65T/$14.84T ~ 38.1% overall since 1980, with the 35.8% figure being the increase in debt from the total $10.1T starting in '09. If Obama wins the '12 election and we have 4 additional years of spending at our current rates, the debt will be approx. $21.9T in '16. $21.9T-$10.1T=$11.8T increase, a 116.8% increase in 8 years since Bush left office.

For me at least, this week there was nothing sweeter than watching Team Obama flail desperately in its attempts to discredit Mitt Romney, only to watch the righteousness of free enterprise trip them up so miserably that their own allies had to tell them to lock it up. Nothing.

Ouch. When your fellow Democrats have to pile it on to let you know that, dude, there is a line and you are more than flirting with it, you know you've got problems. Sorry, but Americans like free enterprise (otherwise known as,...