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Old 01-23-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: STL
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When Bush came into office eight years ago, America had a surplus, today, were 1,000,000,000,000 dollars in debt...
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah, but Bush protected America. Except for that one day.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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When Bush came into office eight years ago, America had a surplus, today, were 1,000,000,000,000 dollars in debt...
And what do we have to show for it? Nothing but two disasterous wars and the worst economy since the great depression! They still support their GOP and complain that Dems stand fo gov. waste! How Ironic!
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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Yeah, but Bush protected America. Except for that one day.
he could have definitely found cheaper and more effective security!
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Don't confuse the national debt with Clinton's surplus. Clinton had a surplus, but the national debt still existed. That being said, Bush destroyed all the progress Clinton made in the economy while taking huge steps back in civil rights and international image. Economically speaking though, anyone who says Bush was better than Clinton is completely insane, stupid or ignorant.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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he could have definitely found cheaper and more effective security!

Well it's not Bush's fault that the public raised a stink when he tried to sell US port security to his pals in the UAE about 3 years back. That would have saved America, well... maybe a few bucks. And it would have given Al Qaeda invaluable intelligence, so it was one of those win-win things that everybody loves.

But NO...

The "public" objected.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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When Bush came into office eight years ago, America had a surplus, today, were 1,000,000,000,000 dollars in debt...
This is just B.S. Clinton did not leave a surplus. More lies of the left!
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: southern california
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well gosh, everybody makes mistakes. the kick in the head was all the the respect the president speeches for the last 8 years. lookatem now. no more elephant thank you very much.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Don't confuse the national debt with Clinton's surplus. Clinton had a surplus, but the national debt still existed. That being said, Bush destroyed all the progress Clinton made in the economy while taking huge steps back in civil rights and international image. Economically speaking though, anyone who says Bush was better than Clinton is completely insane, stupid or ignorant.
Then I guess I'm completely insane, stupid and ignorant. Bush was better than Clinton.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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When Bush came into office eight years ago, America had a surplus, today, were 1,000,000,000,000 dollars in debt...
To be fair, Bush inherited $5.6T in national debt which he managed to double during his tenure. He did inherit a nation that had seen budget surplus for a few years and quickly turned it around... leading to more than five trillion deficit that got added under his watch.
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