Perhaps 43 percent are completely ignorant of what is in the Constitution.The Fiscal Legacy of George W. Bush
Republicans assert that Barack Obama assumed sole responsibility for the budget on Jan. 20, 2009. From that date, all increases in the debt or deficit are his responsibility and no one else’s, they say.
This is, of course, nonsense – and the American people know it. As I documented in a previous post, even today 43 percent of them hold George W. Bush responsible for the current budget deficit versus only 14 percent who blame Mr. Obama.
The American people are right; Mr. Bush is more responsible, as a new report from the Congressional Budget Office documents.
Why is it that Reagan advisers have no aversion to the truth?
In the Constitution, all revenue and spending is authorized solely by Congress.
The Democrats took full control of all the purse strings of the government in January, 2007. When the Democrats took full control of all the purse strings of government:
The deficit was a declining 0.16 (that's zero point one six) trillion dollare. Since then the Democrats have increased the deficit by ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED PERCENT;
The total debt was 5 trillion dollars. Since then the Democrats have more than tripled the debt to the 16 trillion dollars it is today, and there is no end in sight for this increase in our debt.
And, since Obama took office, the government has been unable to even generate a budget... even when the Democrats had a super majority in the Senate and dominant control of the House.
If you can't generate a budget, you don't have a goddam plan.
It's that simple.