its official. obamas first budget less than bushes last budget.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    i continue to giggle whenever obama supporters compare him to bush. most of us can agree that bush was the bottom of the barrel, and that is the president you all wish to compare to? nothing like setting high standards!

    hilarious.
     
  2. children giggle. it is interesting to me that the loud obama haters on et claim obama is a big spending socialist when he spent less than the last republican. still to high i will agree but it takes time to recover from a disaster. if obama can find the courage to wind down the bush wars it will be a big step right there.
     
  3. The Tea Party is all about stopping the over-spending Republicians. The Tea Party is changing the Republician party.
     
  4. i have yet to hear a tea party candidate mention cutting farm subsidies or military spending. they all want to cut the other guys social programs but not their own.
     
  5. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    children giggle? that's the best you got? christ, arguing with you and gabby on these forums this morning is handicapping my wit. (countdown begins until stupid joke #1285482 by gabfly about my wit).

    bush was a republican in party only. he wasn't a fiscal conservative and he was quite possibly one of the worst presidents in us history. so you pick him as your frame of reference when comparing obama.

    hint: coming out to say you are the "second worst spender in history" isn't a compliment.
     
  6. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    their own?

    last i checked, everyone benefits from a strong defense. not everyone benefits from 99 weeks of unemployment.
     
  7. The military's not a social program, moron.
     
  8. the Treasury Department disagrees:

    National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

    And with regards the left constantly claiming it was the "Bush" wars that sent us over the fiscal edge: "According to CBO numbers in its Budget and Economic Outlook published this month, the cost of Operation Iraqi Freedom was $709 billion for military and related activities, including training of Iraqi forces and diplomatic operations.

    The projected cost of the stimulus, which passed in February 2009, and is expected to have a shelf life of two years, was $862 billion.
     
  9. It is to the extent that more is spent than required to have a capable, sufficient and efficient military for necessary actions. Anything beyond that is arguably a social program, either corporate or otherwise.
     
    #10     Oct 22, 2010