Democrats Own Deficit Spending – Trurh Be Told

August 26, 2010

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. Let’s remember what the deficits looked like during that period:    (below)

Democrat Deficits - Facts Are Stubborn Things

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.

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us passes it on! This is your chance to make a difference!

3 thoughts on “Democrats Own Deficit Spending – Trurh Be Told

  1. Wrong-o, little right-wing sheep. The budget comes from the president. The tax cuts that put us deep in debt came from presidents Reagan and Bush. The recession that decreased revenues and increased the deficit were from Republican legislation. The Democrats took control of Congress in 2007 because the public saw the impending catastrophe and voted those responsible out of office. They didn’t create the mess. They were elected to fix it.

  2. Right-O, Left-Wing Goat: Read your copy (if you have one) Article 1, sections 7 “All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives” and 8 “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes …”

    POTUS submits budget requests – Congress writes ALL taxing and spending bills. It’s alittle like when little Ben went to his mommy, asking for money for the movies and popcorn (budget request), but mommy gave you money for the movie, popcorn and a dfay at 6-Flaqs (control of spending).

    It takes only a few moments to learn the truth.

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