Sources: House of Representatives [PDF], TechCrunch
quote: 1. Reagan. Record deficits
quote: Don't bother to try and 'splain that away. these are facts.
quote: You keep wanting to assert that the democrats are the problem and the republicans are the answer.
quote: Neither does...
quote: It's going to take an awakening that it isnt the dems or the reps its Washington in general... You believe we can change it? Then WAKE UP!
quote: 1. Reagan. Record deficits2. Bush1. Record deficits (higher than Reagans)3. Clinton. Managed to balance budget by end of term4. Bush2. Record deficits.(higher than Reagan and Bush1's)
quote: A budget is merely suggested by the President. Congress hashes over the nuts and bolts of it before sending it in one lump sum to the President.
quote: What he is reffering to, prior to Obama and the current housing crisis that caused a major meltdown ofhte economy...1. Reagan. Record deficits2. Bush1. Record deficits (higher than Reagans)3. Clinton. Managed to balance budget by end of term4. Bush2. Record deficits.(higher than Reagan and Bush1's)Don't bother to try and 'splain that away. these are facts.quote>The problem is the fallacious manner in which you use "facts." Reagan negotiated a tax reduction and spending cuts. The later was never brought up in legislation by Tip O'neal. So yes there was record spending because of the record revenues from the tax cuts.Bush1 was never a fiscal conservative and look where it got him. In the primary against Reagan in 1979, he labeled Reagan's plan for the economy as "voodoo economics." Bush1 was wrong on economics and a promise not to raise taxes.Clinton was only successful because of his political survival skills and Gingrich's stubbornness, from his Promise with America, to cut spending.Bush2, was distracted by 911 and war. Also, like his dad he isn't all that fiscally conservative.What do the four above have, particularly Reagan who had a worse economy (stagflation) than Obama inherited, they all had functioning economies.Obama has spent more than any other president period. Read about stagflation, the "luxury tax" and other wonderful government meddling. The more they regulate the worse they make it. Look at all Obama has regulated and the cost to the economy.As for Smith, the legislation will go the way of the Dodo if people do what they did last time. But don't forget to look up the treaty Obama is negotiating on the internet with that bastion of fairness and sensibility, the UN. This bill can go away, treaties are forever...Now what was that you said? quote: Don't bother to try and 'splain that away. these are facts
quote: Don't bother to try and 'splain that away. these are facts