I have no problem with that however what you want to ignore is the CBO's own report on the 2009 projections stated that the bank bailouts were considered and that means the 700 billion dollar TARP program. Now what you and others want to ignore is that Bush spent 350 billion of it before he left office, Obama spent another 130 or so billion. In 2009 almost 300 billion was repaid that somehow forgot to get back into the Treasury. Now that is a fact so don't you think that 300 billion should be deducted from what you want to blame Bush for? how about the 200 billion Stimulus spending? How about the 200 billion in Afghanistan and Iraq supplmentals prepared by Obama. Why would you charge Bush for that Obama spending? Further how do you blame Bush for a budget that wasn't passed or signed until the Democrats did it in March 2009? Now exactly who isn't paying any attention to facts?Mithros;1062437730]This may make your brain hurt so I'll go slow. I'm not even sure why I'm doing this because you are unlikey to actually read it.
CBO's job is to look at the current law and project what the law will cost. So, in 2009 the CBO sat down and said. We expect that result of the policies in place now will generate a 1.2 Trillion dollar deficit. That is the very definition of inhereted. Not that facts matter to you.
Interesting that the 2001 deficit was all Bush's. That is the way leadership works especially when you take office, implement your shovel ready jobs program that was supposed to keep unemployment below 8% which would have generated enough revenue to fund his spending but that didn't happen. You see, Obama's stimulus was signed in early February. Bush didn't get an economic plan in place until July. It was the Clinton recession unless you can show what economic policies Bush had in place the day he took office to create that recession. Shovel ready jobs should have created more taxpayers thus more revenue, shouldn't they?I still don't get it. I'd be pretty ashamed if I was caught saying that Bush's recession was Clintons fault but Obama's first deficit was 100% his. Do you even care about being right? I guess that's the difference between us. I strive to be pragmatic, intellecutally honest, and follow the truth wherever it may lead. You spout whatever some tea party talk show host told you to spout.
Sorry but dealing with people like you requires something a lot stronger than Kool-adeFroth away, just don't share your koolaide...