Hey Genius, go back and show us the actual surplus money and where it was spent. Take your time and be very thorough but be prepared for disappointment. There was no surplus. At no point in eight years did Clinton not run a deficit. At no time did he not steal the Soc Sec surplus and stick into the general fund. The surplus was concocted based on projections fed to the CBO by the Clinton admin. These projections assumed many things that did not happen. It didn't stop the beltway buffoons from arguing over how to spend the projected surplus before it ever materialized. You may also wish to know that the tax policy under Bush resulted in large net increases in collections by the Treasury; we ran deficits due to overspending.