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BREAKING: Boehner Pulls "Plan B"

Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:25 AM
For those of you that are unaware of the fact that there was no Bush FY2009 and that the Left has lied to you, this is what happened: Bush's proposed FY2009 budget called for spending of only $3.11 trillion, which was just a 3% increase. Democrats controlled the Congress and were certain that Obama was going to get elected. They wanted to wait to set 2009 spending levels on much of the government until he was in office. The Democrat-controlled Congress only passed THREE of FY2009's 12 appropriations bills for Bush to sign before 1 October 2008, the beginning of FY2009: Defence, Homeland Security, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. So, Bush signed a Continuing Resolution into law on 30 September 2008.
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:26 AM
It expired on 6 March 2009.

On 11 March 2009, President Barack H. Obama signed the FY2009 budget into law. Furthermore, Bush is not responsible for the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Stimulus Act of 2009, the Defence Supplemental of 06.09 loaded with pork, Cash-for-Clunkers, Cash-for-Caulkers, Unemployment Insurance extensions, Making Home Affordable, a massive $680 billion defence bill in September - once again laden with pork, etc.

President Obama and his Democrat Congress ended up spending $3.52 trillion in 2009, which represented a 17.9% increase in spending -- the highest single-year percentage spending increase since the Korean War.
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:26 AM
By January 2010, spending as a percentage of GDP was 25.24% -- the highest it had been in the United States since World War II.


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rgama Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:31 AM
And that increase in spending went to what?

Pay for Bush's TARP
Pay for Bush's "nation building" programs
Pay for Bush's Medicare Part D
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:28 AM
"And that increase in spending went to what?

Pay for Bush's TARP
Pay for Bush's "nation building" programs
Pay for Bush's Medicare Part D "

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No, it went into INCREASED spending. Bush's second lowest deficit was in FY2007. Tax revenues had increased dramatically and the deficit had fallen to $163 billion. In other words, taxes were paying for most of the "nation building" (which I opposed) and Part D (which I opposed). TARP (which I also opposed) has not only been paid back, it has turned a profit...unlike the auto bailouts (which I opposed) that started under Bush.

Please see the 9 appropriation bills signed by Obama for FY2009 as well as the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Stimulus
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:29 AM
Act of 2009 for a detailed explanation of how spending EXPLODED in 2009.

Education is your friend, Wilma. Embrace it.

Translation: He didn't have enough Republican votes to pass it, and Democrats were going to salute and vote no -- even though it was Pelosi's idea just a few months ago.  Ugly:

 


No action in the House until after Christmas, I'm told....