The surplus was due to Republicans winning the House. W did not start Fast and Furious. That was Obama. It was project Gunrunner under Bush and that was discontinued as soon as they realized it didn't work.<quoted text>
Clinton left Bush a budget surplus and Bush tripled the debt. Cutting taxes and not paying for 2 wars and Medicare Rx benefit. He sent innocent young Americans to be blown up and killed in a war in Iraq - nothing to do with 9/11 (by his own admission) and no threat to use whatsoever. He lied us into that war. And that's lie that cost lives and limbs and brain injuries. Then he kept us there and let the next guy worry about getting us out.
True about Bin Laddin. Clinton could/should done more. When the USS Cole was attacked, toward the end of his term, we were still working on just who had done it. It was a work in progress when 9/11 happened. Both admins were guilty on that one - fair enough. The enemy was elusive. You can't just starting bombing countries for no reason, as Bush did with Iraq.
We were losing jobs at 750,000/month as Obama was being sworn in in 2009. Were these his fault? Clinton's? Get serious. This has been reversed though not fast enough. This was a very deep recession and it's a very slow recovery.
W started TARP (and also started fast and furious). The stimulus money was borrowed to prevent full fledged world-wide depression (and currency collapse) which was accomplished.
Yes, things could have (and were on track to) been far worse than they were. W basically trashed the country in every way imaginable (inc our reputation and world standing) and then he handed the keys to the next guy "president blackenstein" (as bill maher says)
I suppose you're one of the ones till looking for the black guy's birth certificate? you know,, the Kenyan commie
The financial collapse was due to the CRA and Fannie/Freddie purchase of sub prime loans as well as Clinton not regulating CDO's. You really need to do some research...
This should help...
Clinton: I Was Wrong to Listen to Wrong Advice Against Regulating Derivatives