#46774 Feb 8, 2013
Over Obama’s four budget years, federal spending is on track to rise from $3.52 trillion to $3.58 trillion, an annualized increase of just 0.4%.
There has been no huge increase in spending under the current president, despite what you hear.
Why do people think Obama has spent like a drunken sailor? It’s in part because of a fundamental misunderstanding of the federal budget.
What people forget (or never knew) is that the first year of every presidential term starts with a budget approved by the previous administration and Congress. The president only begins to shape the budget in his second year. It takes time to develop a budget and steer it through Congress — especially in these days of congressional gridlock.
The 2009 fiscal year, which Republicans count as part of Obama’s legacy, began four months before Obama moved into the White House. The major spending decisions in the 2009 fiscal year were made by George W. Bush and the previous Congress.
Like a relief pitcher who comes into the game with the bases loaded, Obama came in with a budget in place that called for spending to increase by hundreds of billions of dollars in response to the worst economic and financial calamity in generations.
#46775 Feb 8, 2013
Up next,,,,,,,,,,Sean Hannity and the FOX news spin
But first a word from our sponsor.. Rush Limpdick!
#46776 Feb 8, 2013
When Obama took the oath of office, the $789 billion bank bailout had already been approved. Federal spending on unemployment benefits, food stamps and Medicare was already surging to meet the dire unemployment crisis that was well underway. See the CBO’s January 2009 budget outlook.
Obama is not responsible for that increase, though he is responsible (along with the Congress) for about $140 billion in extra spending in the 2009 fiscal year from the stimulus bill, from the expansion of the children’s health-care program and from other appropriations bills passed in the spring of 2009.
If we attribute that $140 billion in stimulus to Obama and not to Bush, we find that spending under Obama grew by about $200 billion over four years, amounting to a 1.4% annualized increase.
After adjusting for inflation, spending under Obama is falling at a 1.4% annual pace — the first decline in real spending since the early 1970s, when Richard Nixon was retreating from the quagmire in Vietnam.
In per capita terms, real spending will drop by nearly 5% from $11,450 per person in 2009 to $10,900 in 2013 (measured in 2009 dollars).
By the way, real government spending rose 12.3% a year in Hoover’s four years. Now there was a guy who knew how to attack a depression by spending government money!
Know your facts you farce......LMAO!
Since: Sep 12
#46777 Feb 8, 2013
LQQK!!!!! When you piss off the crybaby from West Mifflin aka Dan the Man he comes out as Gay Rogers. I guess all we need to do is piss him off and he comes out of his closet to play. LMAO
It's okay, you can admit you're a homosexual, the democrats love you.
#46778 Feb 8, 2013
Everyone's Dan the Man, your mother is Dan the Man and she coming to beat your sorry ass....
Frigging stupider than dirt...I'm tellin ya...wow friggin dumb can you get?
Announcement: EVERYONE IS NOT DAN THE MAN!!!!
Since: Sep 12
#46779 Feb 9, 2013
A little upset, huh? Now why would you get upset? I like bringing out the worse in azzholes like yourself.
#46780 Feb 9, 2013
You're such a clever dolt......
Upset....I guess so....you got me "Dave Rogers" hahahahaha. Bang right in the heart....you really knw how to hurt my feeelings....and damn you have that talent to upset "people like me" with your incessant habit of calling everybody on Topix "Dan The Man.
What the fck is that all about?
Are you OCD like TaxNoMore? Or are you TaxNoMore?
He has an unnatural obsession with Dan The Man too.
I see you brought boxhard out of the closet recently too...I'm not sure if he's obsessed with Dan the Man...I don't think so...he's just a idiot
But yes this is a bit annoying...you got me ....I admit that your repititous insanity does irk me a bit....
And all that cutting and pasting from right wing nut job newsletters...that's precoius too...did you notice how many more people from the left are on here now counteracting you assinine bullshi.t huh?
Oh yeah, more and more and more.....
Just like Krushchev....were going to bury you're sorry ass...hahahahahahaaa
So you keep up the good work perpetuating lies and hate...keep sucking the the juice bottle being fed to you by those fine folks at Heritage...that Jim DeMint....your nut juice guru, he's friggin special...hahahhaha
Ok loser boy....you fckn treasonous ass.wipe
#46781 Feb 9, 2013
"he's just a idiot"
you're sorry ass
#46782 Feb 9, 2013
thats all you got "Chicago" "Chicago" ---we are on to you now...hahahaha
he everyone he's in "Chicago"...better watch you don't get mowed down loser boy.
#46783 Feb 9, 2013
You're unusually proud of your lazy stupidity.
#46784 Feb 9, 2013
It sounds like your upset....i hope i annoy the hell out of you too.
You're such an upstanding speller too. Its just too bad you're such an idiot. Isn't it?
One would think that with the gift of great spelling that you posses that you wouldnt be so damn stupid.
#46785 Feb 9, 2013
Who looks like a damn stupid idiot:
#46786 Feb 9, 2013
i see davey rogers can join up for the boy scouts and become a cub master since they now allow gays in the Boy Scouts of America
I bet davey has candy in his car....
#46787 Feb 9, 2013
four years davey,,,,will be whining for another 4 years?
Who's next to run for the teabaggers in 2016?
As long as they hate and are against latinos,blacks,gays,the poor,abortions,equal rights for women,gun control,ect,ect...
Too late to put the party of anti-government back on track..HEY! I heard Sarah Palin is looking for a job........
But until that time four more years!!!!
Suck it up son
#46788 Feb 9, 2013
Katie Couric puts the boots to racist Glenn Beck on his refusal to define 'white culture'
After the interview Bush steps in to give give his opinion
Now remember Bush claims to be a very very religious man
#46789 Feb 9, 2013
G.Bush should have been a comedian,,,,,,,,folks you cant make this shit up!! Back to the good old dayz....LMAO!
#46790 Feb 9, 2013
DTM is here this weekend as the clown from West Mifflin.
Give it up Danny, we're all on to you
#46791 Feb 9, 2013
Sarah Palin..lololol That was the beginning of the end of the GOP. Drawing straws at its worst. Only the mindless sheeple thought more of her than a ploy.
Typical republican. Put the almighty dollar before the people she swore to serve. As for G.W. Bush. Where were all these rights activists when he was king?
Funny how the once pro government,capitalists are against forms of capitalism and government now..
It's ok for them to protest now. When they used to call others communists for doing the same.
They call themselves patriots. When, in fact.. They are terrorists. Imposing their ideals.
#46792 Feb 9, 2013
Folks you cant make this shit up..........seriously VP of the USA?????
GOP picks the best candidates.....LMAO!
YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!
#46793 Feb 9, 2013
Earth to rikki rocket....Earth to rikki rocket (aka West Mifflin)
It is 2013
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