Originally Posted by Direckshun
I'm telling you, you're reading the data wrong.
As any economist, and any credible news source will tell you.
Claiming that Obama has spent more? He's actually reduced the growth of government more than any President you've voted for in my lifetime. But fine, Obama has spent more.
Claiming that he doubled the deficit? Factually untrue, and you will find nobody outside of your ideological bubble who will remotely confirm that.
It's indisputable that Obama has spent more.
You have to creatively allocate deficit to avoid the conclusion that Obama has at least doubled the deficit. I'm open to the idea that Bush deserves some of the credit for Obama's first year deficit, but Obama was the President and his party had full, filibuster-proof control of Congress. He didn't have to embrace the deficit that you say he inherited. The fact is that he embraced it and then added to it. No President has ever come close to spending as much as Obama.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will