The Bush Deficit

'Critics of President Obama never tire of blaming him for today's high deficits. But if blame belongs with one president, it belongs with Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush. The chart in this article, which the New York Times created based upon figures from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, illustrates this point very clearly. But it's worth reviewing the history here, because while it's familiar to most of us who follow politics it doesn't seem ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Jul 26, 2011 - 9:23 AM PDT
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by Randy Morrow - Jul. 26, 2011

Bush would have none of it. The government had too much money, he said; the responsible thing was to give it all back to the taxpayers. In office, he did just that, ... More »

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by Dwight Rousu - Jul. 26, 2011

End the colonial occupation wars of choice, cut military pork, tax the income and wealth of the rich. Quit attacking the poor and middle classes.

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