Hey Xtra, facts are difficult things as this link shows: http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/07/do-we-really-have-a-revenue-problem/ As seen in the graph federal revenues declined starting late in 1999 and especially after 9-11. The tax cuts get passed and revenue climbs again from 2003 until mid 2008. By then the mortgage market Bush and republicans had tried to regulate collapsed. Who denied the regulations Democrats yet the want to blame Bush and Republicans for the economic collapse. I know it was democrats and republicans responsible as they both spent too much money in the 2000s but progressives like you lie about the cause and who was responsible.