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    Who was the last Republican President to reduce the deficit he received?

    A "meme" I saw on facebook this morning asked this question.
    I was very surprised at the answer.

    While it is debatable as to whether the credit goes to Congress or the Presidents, we know that the last 3 Democratic Presidents ALL decreased the annual deficit. These Presidents include:

    Barrack Obama
    Bill Clinton
    Jimmy Carter

    I am curious as to how many people get it right as to who the last Republican President was that decreased the annual deficit.
    The reason I think this is important is because public opinion of this is extremely backwards as compared to reality.

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    Re: Who was the last Republican President to reduce the deficit he received?

    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    A "meme" I saw on facebook this morning asked this question.
    I was very surprised at the answer.

    While it is debatable as to whether the credit goes to Congress or the Presidents, we know that the last 3 Democratic Presidents ALL decreased the annual deficit. These Presidents include:

    Barrack Obama
    Bill Clinton
    Jimmy Carter

    I am curious as to how many people get it right as to who the last Republican President was that decreased the annual deficit.
    The reason I think this is important is because public opinion of this is extremely backwards as compared to reality.
    This is adorable.

    If I steal 100 dollars out of your wallet and give you 10 back, are you up 10 dollars or down 90?

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    Re: Who was the last Republican President to reduce the deficit he received?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    This is adorable.

    If I steal 100 dollars out of your wallet and give you 10 back, are you up 10 dollars or down 90?

    Nice non sequitur but pretty much a fail at answering the question as to which Republican President last reduced the deficit -- but not unexpected
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    Re: Who was the last Republican President to reduce the deficit he received?

    As if there is a difference between the 2 parties?

    Anyone who seriously thinks "their" party is "better" than the other one has been thoroughly duped and is a tool.

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    Re: Who was the last Republican President to reduce the deficit he received?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    This is adorable.

    If I steal 100 dollars out of your wallet and give you 10 back, are you up 10 dollars or down 90?
    That's certainly a philosophical headscratcher, but if you give me $10 back, I'm certainly, historically speaking, $10 richer than I'd be if a Republican was President and took my original $100 and then took another $20.

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    Re: Who was the last Republican President to reduce the deficit he received?

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Nice non sequitur but pretty much a fail at answering the question as to which Republican President last reduced the deficit -- but not unexpected
    The highest under Bush 43 was a half trillion lower than the lowest under Obama.

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    Re: Who was the last Republican President to reduce the deficit he received?

    Oh oh, I know! This is where you shock us into discovering the truth so that hopefully we refuse to support candidates that claim to support lower spending.

    Did I win a tootsie roll?
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    Re: Who was the last Republican President to reduce the deficit he received?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The highest under Bush 43 was a half trillion lower than the lowest under Obama.

    Do you not understand the meaning of the word REDUCE?

    Did or did not the deficit increase "under Bush 43"?

    Has the deficit decreased during Obama's term?

    Two simple questions, why are you unable, or is it unwilling, to answer.
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    Re: Who was the last Republican President to reduce the deficit he received?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Oh oh, I know! This is where you shock us into discovering the truth so that hopefully we refuse to support candidates that claim to support lower spending.

    Did I win a tootsie roll?
    Any candidate that claims to support lower spending is a big fat liar. Fortunately, both parties have idiots - it's fun to call both sides out.

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    Re: Who was the last Republican President to reduce the deficit he received?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The highest under Bush 43 was a half trillion lower than the lowest under Obama.
    This is why I find politics amusing, the blatant misrepresentations. Don't worry, both sides do it, you just happen to be the one doing it now.

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