What exactly did the Democrats do when they had complete control of the federal government from 08-10?

I'm just curious. Shouldn't our economy be booming right now since they claimed that it was all the Republicans fault?

Asked By: - 2/24/2012
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From 2006-2008, Democrats never got anything passed under Bush because Republicans abused the filibuster and Democrats never had a supermajority (absence of Kennedy, Johnson; Lieberman not a Dem; Franken not seated for months). What little they managed, Bush vetoed... More
Answered By: iris054 - 2/24/2012
Additional Answers (8)
Ask bush and his vetos.
Answered By: N - 2/24/2012
They witnessed a record number of filibusters from the GOP minority in the Senate.
Answered By: Teabagging 4 Jesus - 2/24/2012
They didn't have complete control. The GOP filibustered repeatedly, more than in any other congressional term.
Answered By: bash - 2/24/2012
It was ALL the republicans fault, according to them. They did VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING they wanted, spending like drunken sailors. The results have been dismal. AT LEAST 2 TRILLION in debt is directly their responsibility. 1/16th of the debt, in 2 years. Yeah, I think they deserve a bunch of the blame.
Answered By: John E - 2/24/2012
They've actually had control since 2006. But they had a supermajority and proceeded to cram a healthcare plan down our throats
Answered By: Tripp Smith - 2/24/2012
Spent money and ran up the national debt at an unprecedented rate.
Answered By: Twisted - 2/24/2012
For the first time since President Theodore Roosevelt began the quest for a national health-care system more than 100 years ago, the Democrat-led House and Senate took the biggest step toward achieving that goal by giving 32 million Americans access to insurance. Congress rewrote the rules for Wall Street in the most... More
Answered By: Too Spicy for the Pepper - 2/24/2012
They passed a lame-a$$, watered-down health insurance bill henceforth referred to as Obamacare.-That does nothing but ensure that everyone is mandated to have health insurance coverage. That's it.
Answered By: Middle hears Stupid in Stereo - 2/24/2012
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