Reagan tripled the debt, was President for 8 years. W. Bush doubled
the debt, was President for 8 years. Republican party 'takes
back America' in 2010, fast forward to 2013 they are the least productive
congress, only working 8 days this month. Shut down the government that
costs' $24 billion dollars and have a 9% approval rating. $4
trillion spent in Iraq. $2 trillion spent on tax breaks for the
wealthy. This is the result of 'trickle-down' economics.
A dying middle class, Americans unable to get raises or full time
work. And the financial decline of America.
And Pagan a "tax break" as you call it not something that is spent. We
didn't "spend" two trillion on tax breaks for the wealthy. You
didn't write a check to rich people. What that means is that people
actually kept more of their own hard earned money and used it to increase the
size of their business, hired more people, spent it on products that helped
businesses make more money or invested it which provides money for other loans
and business growth. Do you really think it makes more economic sense to take
money from people by force and let the inefficient government idiots spend/steal
it? I never got a job from a poor man! Every "wealthy" person I have
ever known works very hard. Why is it that liberals are constantly envying the
hard work and wealth of others?
PaganAs usual you forget that Obama has added 6 trillion of his own
useless dollars to the debt. I say useless because even after 5 years and 6
trillion of unpaid for spending he has not improved the economy to even George
Bush levels at their worst. Most of Bush was a pretty good economy, in spite of
911. As for the percentage argument, Obama has added about 33 percent to the
debt, or one third. In only 5 years. He became President with about 10
trillion in national debt, and now there is 17 trillion in debt. No getting
around those facts, but is sure is fun watching you Obama supporters trying to
spin your way out of them.
but the rich profited from the wars while the rest of us went down hill. record
This is all GW Bush's fault.Instead of Hoovervilles, He
transformed 21st century America into a backwards regressive 3rd world beating
around the Bush.But -- not to be 99% negative, The 1% have
Quadrupled their earnings over this same time....
This is what free trade with a communist regimes that exploits it's workers
gets us. Why was that unexpected? We're not manufacturing anything here
except war supplies and inconsequential odd ball items. I for one,
voted for Ross Perot in 1992. He said there would be a "giant sucking sound
as jobs left the country" if we signed all these so called free trade
agreements and he was 100% correct.
'We didn't "spend" two trillion on tax breaks for the
wealthy.' Yes. We did. And we all know
I support my claims: 'The $2.5 Trillion tragedy: What America
has given up for 10 years of Bush tax cuts' - By Zaid Jilani –
Think Progress – 07/07/11 'While doing so, Bush promised
prosperity and growth, but the nation got neither.'The cost of
these budget-busting 2001 and 2003 tax cuts was, as estimated by Citizens for
Tax Justice, roughly $2.5 trillion through 2010.' You should
try it sometime.
I'm glad someone brought up H. Ross Perot. He was a real "third
party" option getting nearly 20% of the vote. But people laughed at the way
he talked and his flip charts etc.But in the end he was right about
social security and medicaid (that if we continued down this path we were
heading for disaster). And he was right about the jobs going overseas. In
fact, if you study what he said, he was right about most everything...