Here, have a ball,the numbers on that wiki came from this link .If my memory serves me right this, was a link that you used in the past.Conservative
Why don't you explain it to me because the chart shows both? As you can see there was a deficit each year and the debt went up each year. Clinton's claims were a lie and you and the media bought it.
Wikipedia? LOL, my numbers came from the checkbook of the U.S. Mine are the official numbers.
Government - Historical Debt Outstanding – Annual
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
Yes, Congress raises taxes just like Congress proposed under Democrat control that the Bush taxes have a sunset provision? Has Obama proposed an extension? If the tax cuts expire aren't taxes going up?
Interesting how you use the Constitution at various times when you think it suits you to blame FORMER President Bush but ignores that Constitution when it comes to the current President. Democrat control of Congress implemented the Obama agenda. If Obama wants to extend the Bush tax cuts do you think that Congress will deny him that legislation? In fact if the Bush tax cuts expire it will be because neither Obama or the Democrat Controlled Congress offered the extension.
Now if you want to discuss debt as a percentage of GDP then you also have to look at the present. Obama has put Bush and Congressional spending on steroids. We will have the highest debt to GDP ration in history with the Obama budgets and in fact Debt will be 100% of GDP at this rate by the end of the decade. That is hardly a record you want to tout. As bad as you want to claim Repubican debt was Obama is going to set the record.
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