There was a surplus when George W came into office and he decided to literally give it away.<quoted text>my contention is a president is as good as," he is willing to work with congress to better your country"!
1993 budget gave us a surplus...Bill Clinton's first term and George H W Bush and his congress with policy helped that surplusTHEN Bill later shoot it all to he$$. You need to really get your facts straight. Bill Clinton borrowed from taxpayer funded entities to make the record look good. Get it straight....know what I mean?
Seriously he sent everyone a check!
That combined with a 1.5 trillion dollar tax cut, an unpaid for prescription drug plan plus 2 unpaid for wars left us in a economic death spiral.