The budget surplus was left not by anything Bill Clinton did but by ..... Newt Gingrich. If Bill Clinton had not signed four or Newts balanced budgets, seven of the ten point of the Contract with America and the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, there would have been not surplus.<quoted text>
Year of our lord 2000, GWB loses popular vote but is nevertheless elected president by the supreme court. GWB is left a budget surplus of $400 billion by president Clinton. He manages a modest surplus the first year. Then grants huge tax cuts to his rich buddies, and initiates Afghanistan and Iraq war. GWB does the unthinkable, the unimaginable, reels off 7 (SEVEN) deficits in a row, and if that is not bad enough, through mismanagemetn, failure of govt oversight of Wall Street, brokers, bankers, mortgage moguls and assorted crooks, presides over a final twelve months of presidency that may be as bad or worse than the great depression. Not satisfied with dragging the US in such a financial mess, he sucks the rest of the world in with him.
Obama is elected. Assorted nutballs, birthers, green partyers and various nazis, want those disastrous 7 years and recession fixed in 4 years. Yeaaaah. Well, it didn't happen. The damage was so bad, so deep, so horrendous, folks, it can't be fixed in 4 years, maybe not in 8. Obama avoided catastrophy, plain and simple, and never more so when he prevented "offshore" Romney from gaining the presidency.
If Europe can even slightly right its ship, the US will continue recovering, and the rest of the world will follow. Americans duly and rightfully re-elected president Obama on November 6, a second time, and without the assistance of the supreme court. Hail to your chief.
Jacques thinks that if a president signs something into law, he should be given ALL of the credit!