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Old 07-25-2011, 01:19 PM   #8
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*While the first budget of President Bush was FY 2002, he had an effect on FY 2001 which started just months before he became President. Similarly, the first budget year of the Democrat Congress was FY 2008, but Pelosi/Reid had an effect on the FY2007 budget. President Obama had an effect on the 2009 budget despite the fact that it started a few months before he came into office. Therefore, the above calculations actually run on an eleven year stretch with a surplus-to-deficit turnaround of $12.03 trillion. FY 2001 counts as the first of Bush's six years, and 2009 counts as the first of the three Obama years. After all, Obama was a member of the Senate Majority since early 2007. It is therefore fair game to place it at his feet FY 2009 from its start).
So Obama gets all of 2009 even though he wasn't President at the start? Hrmm...

Maybe it's just easier because it's impossible to start on the actual date of the start of the term. That's alot better than "because it's 'fair game'", which sounds alot like "because we like the way the numbers work out when we do it this way", to my mind.

I'd certainly agree that everyone, including Obama, has a very healthy share of responsibility. There's moer than enough blame to go around. Can we find a solution?
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