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Old 11-01-2008, 04:06 AM
 
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here is democratic congressional spending for 2007:
as their first year moves toward a close, it has become clear that the members of this democratic majority have failed to live up to their promises.

http://www.heritage.org/research/budget/bg2081.cfm

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Old 11-01-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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here is democratic congressional spending for 2007:
as their first year moves toward a close, it has become clear that the members of this democratic majority have failed to live up to their promises. In just 10 months, Congress has passed legislation that would increase federal spending by a combined $454 billion over 10 years and raise taxes and fees by $98 billion over 10 years and has passed a budget resolution that would bring the tax increase to a projected $2.7 trillion.

this is for 2008:
Despite the Democrats' PAYGO pledge of no new deficit spending, legislation enacted thus far has increased spending much faster than taxes, resulting in an additional $356 billion in deficit spending.
Assumes tax increases topping $3 trillion over the next decade, or $3,135 per household annually;
Includes 64 reserve funds that could be used to raise taxes by hundreds of billions more;
Increases discretionary spending by 8 percent for the second consecutive year and does not terminate a single wasteful program;
Completely ignores the impending explosion of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid costs;
Creates rules that bias the budget toward tax increases; and
Assumes that Congress will violate its own PAYGO rules.
Here's Sandy's source for the language in this one:
The Democratic Congress's 2008 Budget: A Tax and Spending Spree

It's got more to it than Sandy chose to quote (without attribution) here. And it is good reading, if not exactly on topic for this sub-forum.

(I say this as a liberal, non-Democrat who is probably almost as disgusted by much of the spending in/by Congress as the fiscally conservative Republicans.)
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