1) Hastert wasn't the speaker until 1999....seven years after Bush I left office.<quoted text>
No it was not. Reagan's problem was that he had a Democrat controlled Congress but Bush had no excuse. He failed to avert the Housing Bubble bursting and he had a few years to do so but didn't. But I also blame Speaker Dennis Hastert who was a typical Illinois Country Clubber.
But the way, I have not changed my opinion on this issue since I have been on this forum.
I also think it was great that Bill Clinton signed into law four of Newt Gingrich's Balanced Budgets, Seven of his points of the Contract with America and the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Obama would never have done that because Bill was a Blue Dog Moderate Democrat and Obama is an Idiotard Progressive.
2) The Grinch didn't have any budgets
3) Might want to check your data on the Contract On America as several didn't make it out of Congress, several were drastically changed and Clinton vetoed some as well.