'WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans maneuvered on two fronts Monday in the
federal spending showdown, demanding Democrats agree to more than $33 billion in
swift cuts to avoid a government shutdown, even as they readied a separate plan
to slash deficits by a staggering $4 trillion over a decade.' - Article $ 4 trillion. Wouldn't that mean that Republicans broke... even? *'Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National
Debt' - Posted by Mark Knoller - CBSNews - 03/04/10 Line:'With
no fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4
trillion during George W. Bush's presidency.'
"stomp their feet and call 'compromise' a dirty word" I'm
pretty sure Reid was referring to pelosi and reid from 2007 - 2010.Pagan, you're funnytime it took bush to accumulate $4 trillion in debt -
96 months.time it took BO to accumulate $4 trillion in debt - 26
months.average bush deficit - $545BAverage bush deficit with repub
congress - $470BAverage bush deficit with dem congress - $767BAverage BO deficit - $1.9 trillion OVER 3X as high as bush!I cannot
believe you are still trying to compare BO and bush when talking about deficits
when BO's deficits are over THREE TIMES what bush's deficits were.Oh, and if you think taking 96 months to rack up $4 trillion in debt is as bad
as only taking 26 months to get there, I've got the deed to a bridge in Brooklyn
I can sell you. doubling, tripling? tripling 1 is only an increase
of 2. doubling 3 is only an increase of 3. going from 7 to 13 may not be
doubling or tripling, but it is more than both the prior tripling and doubling
combined. That's BO.
'I cannot believe you are still trying to compare BO and bush when talking about
deficits when BO's deficits are over THREE TIMES what bush's deficits were.
(sic) ...be doubling or tripling, but it is more than both the prior tripling
and doubling combined. That's BO.' - lost in DC | 3:49 p.m. So, why
do Republicans support Ronald Regan? Who factually tripled the national debt.
Which was less, it's true... in 1989. Or when doubling
the debt, as George W. Bush did at the end of his presidency. All 2008 ago. As for the $4 trillion, what's the big deal? You were fine
when Republicans did it.
re: Pagan | 4:17 p.m.Actually it was a democrat conttrolled congress
that nearly tripled the budget. NOT reagan.But I guess you are
telling us Reagan should've not worked with the democrat controlled congress and
vetoed everything.congress controls the purse springs and writes and
passes ALL the spending bills.So HOW much of that spending did
reagan propose (other than the constitutionally enumerated military spending)?
Pagan,repubs increased the debt by only $2.8T (in 6, that's SIX years),
dems had control for the last two years of bush administration and increased it
$1.5T (in 1/3, or only 33%) of the time. BO with his dem congress
increased it $3.8T in two years and it's increased since then because the dem
congress failed to pass a budget.And no, I was not fine when bush
and the repubs lost their way and spent almost like dems, but saying BO's $4T
increase in 26 months is better than reagans' $1.7T increase in eight years is
ludicrous. BO's on a path to increase debt $14.8T if we were forced
to suffer through him for 8 years. Yes, I'd take Reagan's $1.7T or bush's $4.3T
over BO's $14.8T ANY day.
Re: Pagan | 4:17 p.m. April 4, 2011 President Reagan left office
22-years ago. In the 8-years he was president the national debt increased $1.9
trillion dollars. Obama blow through that amount in 12 months.Do
the math and you will be amazed.
'President Reagan left office 22-years ago. In the 8-years he was president the
national debt increased $1.9 trillion dollars. Obama blow through that amount in
12 months.' - Rifleman | 8:15 a.m. So, we should hold the same
standard.... to 1989? Once again Rifleman, you give us
an 'example' of spending, Regan, but only condemn Obama for doing the exact same
thing. Thank you for proving my point. That no matter WHAT Obama
does, Republicans will never be satisfied. And while claiming the
debt is 'too high' for Obama to add... you never said anything
negative about Ronald Regan doing the exact, same, thing. Good day.