If the deficit is such a concern, why did Reagan, Bush Sr. and Jr. do such a good job of raising it?
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Asked By: icantremember29 - 3/28/2009
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Your question so reminds me of the old guy always complaining about "Kids these days!" as if he had nothing to do with having raised them. What happened to the "It takes a village" mentality? You completely discount the part the Democrats played in all of this - like voting to go to war... More
Answered By: Doc - 3/28/2009
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Because it's been a Democratic House and Senate.
Answered By: wildbill05733 - 3/28/2009
I agree,but that's old news now.According to all decent estimates Obama is about to double the debt,if he gets 2 Terms.He is about to create more Debt than all 43 Presidents that preceded him(Combined),if we let him... More
Answered By: Angel Of Death - 3/28/2009
People, both left and right, only care about deficits when it's not their man running the show.
Answered By: Cap'n T - 3/28/2009
You really dont understand that adding 9 trillion more to it is a bad thing? I know you cant be that thick.
Answered By: Not You - 3/28/2009
The deficit will normally increase in good economic times, because Americans can afford to buy more stuff. The deficit decreases when the economy is poor... More
Answered By: News Doubter - 3/28/2009
Could you please name one president that did not raise the deficit.
Answered By: Tom W - 3/28/2009
You might find this interesting. I sure did. http://www.clintonmemoriallibrary.com/clint_foreign.html
Answered By: Nick - 3/28/2009
Reagan and GW are the two worse presidents in my lifetime. The first three years of the Ron's regime were horrible but neo cons blame all that on Carter. These are the same that blame all our current problems on Obama even though he has only been in charge for two months. Failure to accept responsibility is the... More
Answered By: jonds - 3/28/2009
Why are you looking backward instead of forward, you do realize it has been tripled in less than three months, don't you... More
Answered By: ♥ROXXX♥ - 3/28/2009
That site is setup to mislead people and smear Conservatives and Republicans. How can you take that smut seriously? Can you find me one criticism on that site of a president not named Bush, Reagan, or Republican? I doubt it.
Answered By: Master Debater - 3/28/2009
Good Link. Barack Obama plan is for creating jobs which will result in shrinking the debt.
Answered By: Poly_777 - 3/28/2009
Your question is phrased in such a way as to imply that the Republican Party and the Democratic party have to very different economic philosophies. They do not. They are both statist parties.
Answered By: Ryan G - 3/28/2009
Because that was very different. They had an R behind their name and spent the money on enriching the richest of the rich and illegal wars that benefited their business friends... More
Answered By: justgoodfolk - 3/28/2009
Yeah, but that was for a worthy cause—to reward their wealthy cronies.
Answered By: 60srad - 3/28/2009
because they were REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS
Answered By: Whoa - 3/31/2009
Good question...It is called tax cuts to the rich...had Bush left the Clinton taxes in effect...the National Debt would have been paid down. Plus...the Bush boys had wars...and Reagan..well he was a old dude that bilked the people... More
Answered By: Deb M - 4/1/2009
I always see this issue raised as a justification for what obama is doing in his first weeks as president and it doesn't wash. This current occupant is spending us into oblivion as a society. Not only will our economy go down the tubes, so will our liberties. I know, Patriot Act. Guess what, that kept us safe, and... More
Answered By: vivi - 4/1/2009
Obama has managed to raise it more then every past presidents deficit combined please get real Obama is destroying America. The democrats and the deregulation of banks and the housing problem do you remember Barney Franks and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when Bush stated they were in trouble and it meant double trouble... More
Answered By: ATJ - 4/1/2009
Here you go. Have a look at some real data instead of propaganda. I've also included a link for basic economics and a link to an online dictionary to help you with the big words. Have a nice day.
Answered By: xiphos - 4/1/2009
"Regan proved deficits don't matter." -- Cheney's 12th Commandment
Answered By: Small Enough to Fail - 4/1/2009
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