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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

Kibitzer Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:51 PM
Yes the fiscal year 2009 began 1 October 2008, but the Democratic controlled congress didn't pass and send the final appropriations bills to the white house until after Obama took office. The government was funded on continuing resolution authority while Bush was in office. Obama voted for the appropriations as a member of the Senate. Bush had no significant role in defining the 2009 non-budget budget. Obama an the Democrats own the 2009 spending excesses.

Editor's Note: This column is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media-- nor, apparently, by the Republicans.

A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit-- so...