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  •  Those are misleading facts (0+ / 0-)

    FY 2009 includes the stimulus passed by Congress AFTER President Obama took office.  It essentially puts that -- passed by Democrats without any Republican votes, at the urging of President Obama on President Bush.  

    It is just not factually accurate to attribute all of the spending that occurred during FY 2009 as Bush's spending.  Bush's spending certainly included the FY 2009 spending that was approved on his watch.  But the INCREASES in spending for FY 2009 that happened after President Obama took office -- and at his urging -- certainly must be attributed to President Obama.  

    Your attributing all of FY 2009 spending to President Bush is just false.    

    And, if you look at President Obama's proposed budgets, he would have spent much more, except that Congress did not give him what he wanted.  

    Facts and explanations are here.

    •  The Stimulus was in Response to the Economic Crash (0+ / 0-)

      as a direct result of Bush's policies of deregulation and putting wars and tax cuts on the national credit card.

      But for the disasters under the Bush Administration, the Obama administration wouldn't have had to enact the stimulus.

      Look, everyone wants to allocate blame to Obama starting on January 20, 2009, but that's just bullshit. Obama entered his term in the midst of an economic shitstorm caused by eight years under Bush. Whatever.

      •  You have to allocate 2009 (0+ / 0-)

        spending on who authorized the spending.  Read that link I gave you.  

        Certainly, you can argue that the stimulus was the right thing for President Obama to do.  But he proposed the spending, he urged Congress to pass it, and he signed it into law -- Bush did not.  

        It's just factually wrong to say it was Bush's spending.  If it were up to the Republicans, that spending pushed for by, and signed into law by, President Obama would not have happened.  That may have been bad for the economy, but that doesn't make it President Bush's spending.  President Bush authorized certain spending for FY 2009.  He is responsible for that.  President Obama authorized additional spending for FY 2009. The spending authorized by President Obama is attributable to President Obama -- not President Bush.   You can say it was a good idea to do that spending -- but it was still President Obama's spending.  

        Read that fact check link I gave you.  

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