I totally agree that our government(s) should have to keep debt and spending at a manageable level but you are wrong on this one, you are a victim of the right-wing-noise-machine! Here are the numbers:<quoted text>
Funny, the last two years of Bush's presidency, congress controlled the spending...and congress was controlled by Democrats. In fact, I remember Democrats screaming that Bush wasn't spending enough!
Oh wait, that's right, for Democrats it's always a "revenue" problem i.e. "we have to raise taxes"-not the reality that, it's a SPENDING PROBLEM.
Besides, Obama has spent more in his first 3 years than Bush did in 8. How's that working out for us?
Obama's economic record is a disaster. Unemployment is officially 8.3%. But we're not counting college grads, the under employed, those who have given up looking for work, those whose unemployment benefits have run out, etc. Tack on the jobs needed just through sheer population growth and unemployment is waaaaaaaaay higher than 8.3% and closer to 12%-13% and for the U6 number (those with part time jobs seeking full time) we're around 22%
Pick any measure you want, the economy under Obama has only continued to get worse, and it's going to get far worse with Obama's policies.