Deficit From Bush Was Really Created by Senator Obama/Democrat Congress

This is a great lesson to understand as we enter the fall
elections. Politicians on both sides have a way of making things sound
good, and even though true, are very misleading. Progressives are
killing this country, and we need to change course, but let’s make sure
we are dealing with a full deck. Don’t believe everything you hear.
Check it out before making up your mind. We will be deciding this
country’s financial future…………

The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting a huge
deficit from Bush. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this
nonsense. So once more, a short civics lesson…

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and
the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat
Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as
well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend
with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush
somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For FY 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush
entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running
until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a
massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that
very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he
signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the
last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five
years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that,
Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack
Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he
inherited it from himself.

In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I
voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since
January 20th.

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