You mean to tell me that "accounting tricks" accounted for deficits that increased four fold?
So, with that in mind, let's look at the chart from Wikipedia
As MJ says...what about Congress? The GOP controlled Congress and was responsible for the balanced budget during Clinton's term.
So, which presidents care about the deficit? Which ones don't? Clinton had us on an awesome path...and Bush Jr obliterated his work.
See above. As for Bush, what caused the deficits? Was it revenue or spending? Hint: It was spending. One thing I will agree with is that Bush should have vetoed much more spending. And no, "Bush's wars" didn't cause the deficits then, either.
Bush Jr. even hid how deeply he fucked us with tactics to hide just how much future debt he put this country in. And it's Obama's fault he can't fix this in 3 years with Republicans acting like spoiled children trying to block every single move he makes?
That's quite a warped view of reality you have there, sir. Bush's deficits were $250-$400 billion. Obama's are now 1.5 TRILLION. You mean to tell me Bush, who you claim is an idiot, "hid" a trillion dollars plus of spending per year?
OBAMACARE = DOLECARE 1994. Remember that Kerry quote that Republicans love to bring up? "I was for it before I was against it." REPUBLICANS WERE FOR OBAMACARE BEFORE THEY WERE AGAINST IT. They were for it from 1994 to the moment Obama opened his mouth and said that was what he wanted. Then, all of a sudden, SOCIALISM COMMUNISM ECONOMIC RAPE (which they acknowledge was partly America's fault for dressing the way she does).
Wow, we're really all over the place here, aren't we? I'm not sure I see why you'd bring this up. Why are conservatives on these boards (and all Republicans) responsible for certain congressmen's political positions almost 20 years ago? And do you really expect us to believe that Dolecare=Obamacare? Sure, there are similar elements, but it's not "equal." And it didn't come to pass, anyway. But in your view, none of your 2 conservative acquaintances (nor any people that Tom Brokaw told you about) had objections...therefore all Republicans and conservatives are hypocrites.
Shut up, righties. Seriously. You haven't been serious about deficits until you thought they might be useful politically to rail against.
False. Many on the Right have been railing against our debt and deficits for years. And there is a huge difference between sustainable deficits in the $400 billion range and explosive, destructive deficits in the $1.5 trillion range. One is regrettable and should be addressed. The other is destroying our country. But hey...it's all just because Bush didn't "carry the one."
The denial is palatable. You should really hear yourselves. "The economy was way worse than we thought." "George Bush screwed us!" "We saved the economy!" "A deficit 4x as high is really less than the previous ones."