ROTLMAO--about every two months an ignorant liberal like you makes the above statement. Clinton did not leave his successor a 'soaring' economy. He left President George W. Bush a recession. The recession began in March of 2001, two months after Clinton left office. Even the most rabid (woof woof) leftist cannot blame Bush for the 2001 recession. It was the Clinton recession.<quoted text>
How did Limbaugh explain/spin what happened to the budget surplus and soaring economy Clinton left your Republican friend Bush?
So Bill Clinton came into office and raised taxes on an accelerating economy, and produced a lethargic economy. Republicans pushed through a tax cut in 1997 and thereby launched the famous Clinton boom. Then Clinton left his successor with a nasty recession. And from this is fashioned a legend of economic performance. Clinton did not have a surplus: The government can have a surplus even if it has trillions in debt, but it cannot have a surplus if that debt increased every year. That debt increased every year Clinton was in office.