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Old 01-28-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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We're really suppose to believe that 8 years of unprecedented economic growth under Clinton had nothing to do with him - it was just his being lucky enough to have followed in the coattails of republicans and the foundation they set up. However, when Obama inherits the worst economy since the 1930's after 8 years of Bush and republican congresses, the recession and it's not being completely cured in 1 year is his fault?

Are people really stupid enough to believe this?
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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I love the way that the conservatives go after Obama. It's like they are saying, "if we only had one more year (under Bush) we would have turned this whole thing around, no unemployment, higher wages, lower taxes, etc...".

Yeah right!
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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My analogy on it is this.

My kid spills some Kool Aid in his room. His mother starts to clean it up. I get home, and see the stain, and then my kid blames his mother for not cleaning it up fast enough.

That, to me, perfectly says what the Republican party has been doing lately.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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...after 8 years of Bush and republican congresses,
Do you even know what you are talking about? Democrats have controlled congress (and therefore spending) since 2007. And, as part of that democrat controlled congress, Senator Obama never once voted against, or even raised objection to, any of that reckless spending. For Obama (or any other democrat) to stand up now and say it's all Bush's fault is utter B.S.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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My analogy on it is this.

My kid spills some Kool Aid in his room. His mother starts to clean it up. I get home, and see the stain, and then my kid blames his mother for not cleaning it up fast enough.

That, to me, perfectly says what the Republican party has been doing lately.
Actually that describes the Democratic Congress and the recession quite well..

THEY HAVE HELD IT SINCE 2007, when the recession began and domestic policy is THEIR JOB..
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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For Obama (or any other democrat) to stand up now and say it's all Bush's fault is utter B.S.
I'm so thankful that some people dont understand this and have this uncontrollable urge to keep going "Its all Bushs fault".. Gives me someone to laugh at... haha
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Fly-over country.
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It does not matter who is president.

However, to be fair to Mr. Clinton, he enjoyed a "peace dividend" from the end of the cold war and the "technology boom." To be fair to Mr. Bush, he had to deal with a blow to the financial capital of the US (and to some extent the world). I didn't care to much for either of them when it was all said and done anyway.

Either way, Americans are to blame for the current American economy. They also get credit for when it is doing well. It's that simple.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Actually that describes the Democratic Congress and the recession quite well..

THEY HAVE HELD IT SINCE 2007, when the recession began and domestic policy is THEIR JOB..
Who delivers the budget to Congress? Then, who has to sign off on it?

The economy was showing signs of weakness as early as 2005.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Who delivers the budget to Congress? Then, who has to sign off on it?

The economy was showing signs of weakness as early as 2005.
Actually Congress WRITES the budget, the president only writes a budget PROPOSAL.. But tell me what the budget has to do with a recession?
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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Another Bush bashing thread? How original.

For those that care to understand the fallacy of the Clinton surplus, happy reading: The Myth of the Clinton Surplus
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