but that doesn't justify an inability to account for the failures of the other side of the coin.
Starting in early 2008, both Bush and Obama attempted to "prime the pump" "jumpstart the engine" and a thousand other stupid analogies to suggest that by having the government take money from productive sectors of the economy and funnel it to unproductive sectors, that somehow that would make the economy more efficient and productive and stave off economic pain. Bush ran up the largest deficit in our nations' history, and then Obama more than tripled it.
And what has been the result? Have our historically-proportioned expenditures given us historical success, or historical failure?