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January 26, 2009

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Lets look at some real facts. United States national debt went up to USD 258 billion at the end of WWII (1945). The Bush administration added over USD 4 trillion to the national debt, taking the current national debt to over USD 10 trillion. That is the largest increase of any president in the history of the United States. Before you look at the future with Obama you should understand the situation the Bush administration has placed us in.

Fine -- you can blame George Bush for being too much of a big government president. He went along with one spending proposal after another, whether proposed by Democrats or Republicans. But you also need to place some of the blame on Democrats who have controlled Congress for the last two years.

What have they done to limit and roll back spending? Zero. Zip. Nada. They have done nothing to limit the massive growth of the federal government. Quite the contrary - they are now gearing up for the biggest expansion ever. The U.S. is now flirting with insolvency.

So let me get this straight, it was a bad thing for Bush (and congress) to raise the debt by 4 trillion, but it's a good thing for Obama to raise it to 850 trillion? And you wonder why conservatives are having a huge problem with this picture? It's time liberals make up their minds. Is government spending a good thing or a bad thing? Or is it just WHO is doing the spending?

Now let me also understand something else here. Congress sets the budget, right? And Democrats have had control over congress for 6 of the last 8 years, right? So what did THEY do with their 6 years of control? President Bush could not pass a bill that never got to his desk. Did he pass some junk? You bet, but wouldn't that be considered as bipartisan, one of your favorite phrases?

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