Obama Deficit by Runaway Slave | May 12, 2009 | Uncategorized | 5 comments 5 Comments Anonymous on May 13, 2009 at 7:31 pm By the way, I didn’t get these facts from Bill’s rear end. I don’t even know Bill :-) Reply Anonymous on May 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm Bill is right. Another interesting bench mark is the rate at which the debt rose during the years 1993-2001. We can compare this to the years 1981-1989, 1989-1993, and of course 2001-2009. I won’t insult anyone’s intelligence by pointing out who was in the White House during each of these periods. Reply Bill Adkins on May 13, 2009 at 6:48 pm Are you kidding me? You don’t know you owe $36,000, about $20K of it accrued since 1/20/2001? I accidentally attended one of the koolaid parties and the sponsor gave out that number. I should have considered the source — but he should have considered his question ‘does anyone else want to speak?’and I said yes. They hated to hear the truth, kooaid drinkers not being able to handle the truth, that Bush doubled the national debt in only 8 years. But,hey, check it out and get back to me. http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/ Your blog will work better if your posts are fact based. Reply Mica Sims on May 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm Are you kidding me? 11.2 trillion? Where did you get these numbers other than your rear-end? Reply Bill Adkins on May 12, 2009 at 3:28 pm Let’s inject a little fact into your innuendo, here where O(bama) C(ompulsive) D(isorder) is stoked and stroked. You post a chart published in the Washington Post, one that illustrates George Bush’s actual deficits contrasted against projected deficits due to President Barack Obama’s plans. That chart is only a small piece of the picture. It doesn’t illustrate the factors that drive the deficits, actual and projected. For instance, in 2001, the economy was booming, the national debt handed to Bush with that economy was $5.2 trillion and it had taken 220 +/- years to reach that number. But exactly 8 years later, the national debt is $11.2 trillion — Bush and the Republicans added about $6 trillion dollars to it. That means that Bush and the Republicans spent every penny in revenue realized by the federal government for those 8 years — and borrowed another $6 trillion. In 2001 each man, woman and child, I was recently told, owed about$15K as their portion of the national debt — and when Bush boogied out the door each man,woman and child owed more than $30K each. Now, I ask you: What if Bush had been handed the disaster of an economy that Bush handed off to Obama? I believe that Bush would have implemented those same policies he did in 2001, that McCain if elected would have done the same thing, and the ‘projected deficits’ in the chart would be five times what we see in the graph used by you here. And again, I could say, unhappily, heckuva job, Republicans – Idiocracy is Republicans in government. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.