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Old 07-11-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: California
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"Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our president has actually been tighter with a buck than any United States president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. Who knew? So, how have the Republicans managed to persuade Americans to buy into the whole “Obama as big spender” narrative?"

Read the article and check out the chart. It shows Obama and Clinton spent less than Bush Jr., Bush Sr., and Reagan. Republican solution to all problems is to spend more of our money.

Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It's Barack Obama? - Forbes
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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"Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our president has actually been tighter with a buck than any United States president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. Who knew? So, how have the Republicans managed to persuade Americans to buy into the whole “Obama as big spender” narrative?"

Read the article and check out the chart. It shows Obama and Clinton spent less than Bush Jr., Bush Sr., and Reagan. Republican solution to all problems is to spend more of our money.

Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It's Barack Obama? - Forbes
Barack Obama has been averaging $3 trillion/ year in spending which is the most of any president. Where are you getting your math from.

Oh I know, you're manipulating percentages. We don't spend percentages, we spend dollars. At that, Obama is the biggest spender in the history of our nation.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: On the Group W bench
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Barack Obama has been averaging $3 trillion/ year in spending which is the most of any president. Where are you getting your math from.

Oh I know, you're manipulating percentages. We don't spend percentages, we spend dollars. At that, Obama is the biggest spender in the history of our nation.
Manipulating percentages? Is that like Republican math?

Or are you telling me that Forbes doesn't understand math and economics?
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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lets see, bush43 added $5 trillion to the national debt over 8 years, and dear leader chairman maobama has added $7 trillion to the national debt in under 5 years. so who again is the biggest spender? doesnt sound like bush to me, it sounds like obama. as stated we dont spend percentages, we spend dollars.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:05 PM
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Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Barack Obama has been averaging $3 trillion/ year in spending which is the most of any president. Where are you getting your math from.

Oh I know, you're manipulating percentages. We don't spend percentages, we spend dollars. At that, Obama is the biggest spender in the history of our nation.
No president has cut spending to the ends you are talking about, so every president has been the biggest spender in our history until the next president is inaugurated.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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Forbes, LOL. John Kerry's mother was a Forbe. He's a Forbe. Don't trust them. Obama is the biggest money spender of ALL our presidents. Don't drink the Kool-Aid from Forbes.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:09 PM
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lets see, bush43 added $5 trillion to the national debt over 8 years, and dear leader chairman maobama has added $7 trillion to the national debt in under 5 years. so who again is the biggest spender? doesnt sound like bush to me, it sounds like obama. as stated we dont spend percentages, we spend dollars.
the national debt when President Bush took office was 5.3 trillion, when he left it was 12.7

Our national debt currently stands at 16.7 trillion.

So even if you ignore the fact that president Obama;s deficits are because of Bush's reckless spending and recession, he still only added 4 trillion dollars tot he deficit while Bush added 7.4 trillion, remember budgets are signed into law in the previous year and the fiscal year starts in October. The 2009 budget was signed in February 2008, revised in September 2008 , and took effect in October 2008. You seem to be adding it to Obama's total.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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the national debt when President Bush took office was 5.3 trillion, when he left it was 12.7

Our national debt currently stands at 16.7 trillion.

So even if you ignore the fact that president Obama;s deficits are because of Bush's reckless spending and recession, he still only added 4 trillion dollars tot he deficit while Bush added 7.4 trillion, remember budgets are signed into law in the previous year and the fiscal year starts in October. The 2009 budget was signed in February 2008, revised in September 2008 , and took effect in October 2008. You seem to be adding it to Obama's total.
Have they even passed a budget since the great O has been in office? Now your not counting the 16 trillion dollars the fed has shipped overseas to bail out european branches of US banks or the QE that is being pumped out month after month. It's all intentional to destroy what is left of the US in my view. They are just stealing what they can while they can before the house of cards collapses.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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Spending skyrocketed in the last year of Bush's term in response to the recession. This is a dishonest comparison, since spending was unnaturally high when Obama took over. This years' projected deficit has been applauded by Liberals, but it's still double/triple of what was the typical during Bush's two terms.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:17 PM
 
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the national debt when President Bush took office was 5.3 trillion, when he left it was 12.7

Our national debt currently stands at 16.7 trillion.

So even if you ignore the fact that president Obama;s deficits are because of Bush's reckless spending and recession, he still only added 4 trillion dollars tot he deficit while Bush added 7.4 trillion, remember budgets are signed into law in the previous year and the fiscal year starts in October. The 2009 budget was signed in February 2008, revised in September 2008 , and took effect in October 2008. You seem to be adding it to Obama's total.
wrong, when bush left office the debt was $10.7 trillion, and dont forget that obama signed the stimulus package into law which was $862 billion, and he also signed the omnibus spending bill which was $400 billion or so, so yes that gets added to obamas total. and the debt now stands at $16.9 trillion. obama promised he would be fiscally responsible, and he wasnt. his spending didnt have to happen, he choose to spend that money. everyone adds that last few months of the clinton budget to bush43s total, its only fair to add the last few months to obamas total, especially when obama spent extra money. that he didnt have to.
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