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Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#86 Jun 4, 2012
CvilleGordo wrote:
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Of course those points became talking points. Democrats wet their Depends in excitement any time they find something from a reputable (to them) source that props up their manchild President.
BUT; Obama didn't just come in and live with the budget Bush had approved. What he did was to immediately sign off on enormous spending programs that had been specifically rejected by Bush. This included a $410 billion spending bill that Bush had refused to sign before he left office. Obama signed it on March 10, 2009. Bush had been chopping brush in Texas for two months at that point. Marketwatch's Nutting said that was Bush's spending.
Obama also spent the second half of the Troubled Asset Relief Fund (TARP) which were discretionary funds meant to prevent a market meltdown after Lehman Brothers collapsed. By the end of 2008, it was clear the panic had passed, and Bush announced that he wouldn't need to spend the second half of the TARP money.
But on Jan. 12, 2009, you might recall that Obama asked Bush to release the remaining TARP funds for Obama to spend as soon as he took office. By Oct. 1, Obama had spent another $200 billion in TARP money. That, too, gets credited to Bush, according to the creative accounting of Rex Nutting.
What a joke.
I don't blame you for being ashamed to identity Coulter's POS screed. Only a crazy LYING bitch like her could claim that "By the end of 2008, it was clear the panic had passed,..." And given the FACT that Dubya and 30 years of Reagan's 2 Santa Clause, laffer curve voodoo economics came CRASHING down, Dubya cannot receive too much blame.

Politifact and FactCheck has measured and Factual responses...not BULLSH!T from Dubya's apologists.

From Factcheck: Is President Obama’s spending an “inferno,” as Mitt Romney claims, or a binge that “never happened” as an analysis touted by the White House concluded? We judge that both of those claims are wrong on the facts.

The truth is that the nearly 18 percent spike in spending in fiscal 2009 — for which the president is sometimes blamed entirely — was mostly due to appropriations and policies that were already in place when Obama took office.

That includes spending for the bank bailout legislation approved by President Bush. Annual increases in amounts actually spent since fiscal 2009 have been relatively modest.In fact, spending for the first seven months of the current fiscal year is running slightly below the same period last year, and below projections.

Since pictures can convey information more efficiently than words, we’ll sum up the official spending figures in this chart. It also reflects our finding that Obama increased fiscal 2009 spending by at most $203 billion, accounting for well under half the huge increase that year.

So if current spending is an “inferno,” it’s one that Bush (and Congress) is mostly responsible for starting. But it’s also true that Obama has done little to put it out."



http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/artic...

http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-spending-...

Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#87 Jun 4, 2012
PER CAPITA GOVERNMENT SPENDING BY PRESIDENT
How does the Obama period compare with other presidencies in terms of penury/austerity versus spendthriftness?

Ranking since Johnson (starting in 1968), and using the first-quarter comparisons, and calculating growth under Obama through 2011Q4, Clinton is the most austere, followed by Obama.

The most spendthrift are (1) Nixon-Ford,(2) Reagan, and (3) Bush II.

See the graph:
http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsv...
zZz

Charlottesville, VA

#88 Jun 5, 2012
Too Bad wrote:
You know when you cut and paste from the DNC website you get all those funny characters in their talking points. Do you have any original thoughts?
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You so perceptive... but who has time to type all that ?
You must be retired, unemployed, or on company time (aka stealing).
DoThePottyDance

New York, NY

#89 Jun 5, 2012
Do the potty dance!!!

Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#90 Jun 5, 2012
In the last 27 months, the economy has added 4.3 million net new private sector jobs. Not nearly as many as anyone would like, BUT 60% MORE THAN GEORGE W. BUSH ADDED IN HIS FIRST 7 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS ... that is, before his financial melt-down hit. See this in graphic form from the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

THE REAL JOB CREATOR: OBAMA NEARLY DOUBLES BUSH'S JOBS NUMBERS

“Tax cuts create jobs![NOT!] I have written more posts about this and have been debunking this conservative meme for years. Now I want to show you it in graphic form from the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

“In these graphs I eliminated the first year of each Presidents' term because of a lot of debate regarding residual effect of the prior administration's policies. This also gives an entire year for the new President's policies to take effect and be implemented.

“In fact, I EVEN ELIMINATED THE 2008 RECESSION FOR GEORGE BUSH. So we looked at the period after the 2001 recession and up to the peak of his economy in 2007.

First, let's look at employment in the private sector under President George Bush. Only 86,000 private sector jobs were created per month.–Graph-

Now, lets look at President Obama's years. Over 150,000 jobs were created per month.–graph-

“For those who argue America was saturated with jobs already during Bush's term, I ask, why did the GOP implement tax cuts under the auspices of job creation?

“…turns out THE FACTS ARE NOT ON THE CONSERVATIVES' SIDE. GEORGE W. BUSH IMPLEMENTED THE LARGEST TAX CUT IN US HISTORY AT THE TIME AND ALL IT DID WAS GIVE US A DEFICIT. OBVIOUSLY, NO JOBS WERE CREATED.
Graphs & more: http://www.politicususa.com/real-job-creator-...
Beavis

Charlottesville, VA

#91 Oct 21, 2012
He said Coming out/

huh hih hih huh hih huh

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