rjhangover Wrote: Hey, hangover ; I've been preaching that for years; however nobody likes me. So I go back in my cave and count the cockroaches I can eat tonight; sorry I'm kidding , but that will be the future if we continue on this path. The truth hurts.
Ronald Raygun tripled the national debt in eight years, from less than one trillion dollars to more than $2.5 trillion. he promised to balance the budget in his first four years, but never submitted one single balanced budget.
Then Shrub daddy doubled the national debt again in only four years, to over $4.5 trillion.
Then Bubba Clinton added another trillion dollars to the debt before balancing the budget and leaving office with a $200 billion annual surplus.
Then Shrub Jr. destroyed the balanced budget in his first six months, and doubled then national debt yet again, adding more than all presidents before him added together. He wasted $3 trillion on welfare tax cuts for the wealthy, and another $3 trillion on the stupid Iraq/Afghan wars. And also destroyed the whole U.S. and global economies with deregulation of banks and real estate loaners. He left office with a $1.2 trillion annual deficit. And he did it with a republican congress for his first six years.
Obama has spent six years cleaning up Shrub Jr.'s mess. He has cut the deficit in half, and brought the country out of the greatest recession since 1929. And he has done it in spite of the GOP obstruction at every effort he has made.
So what Obama has added to the debt is really the fault of the republicans. But just with the $1.6 trillion the Raygun added, and the $2 trillion that Shrub daddy added, and the $6.5 trillion that Shrub Jr. added, plus the $1.2 trillion he left Obama with for fiscal year 2009, that comes to $11.3 trillion the GOP has added to the national debt.
So the real issue is, the GOP claiming to be the fiscally responsible party is the biggest lie in the history of America. And to make it worse, the spineless democrats don't even have the nerve to make this clear to the American people.
The democrats have also let the republicans get away with stealing $3 trillion from the Social Security fund. The GOP is also destroying aid to the poor, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, and education, and trying to divert all that money to the war machine.
Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran is McCain"s favorite song. And it's Lindsey Graham's campaign theme in his bid for POTUS.
And the leading con for POTUS, Donald Trump wants to create another enemy with Mexico.
America is already creating enemies faster than we can kill them.
So if this country puts another con in the White House, we are going to have war and the destruction of all social programs. And the GOP will double the national debt yet again.