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So our children and grand kids are saddled with debt because of Bush Cheney??
Is it or is it not true that the deficit has TRIPLED during Obama's first term.
Answer YES or NO !!
Are our chidren and grandkids now saddled with repaying this debt?
YES or NO ??
And they must have counted those Florida Votes 15 times and every time Gore lost...
Where do you people come from that refuse to face reality?
In any case, here are the answers to your questions, although you won't like them. Perhaps you should consider research before posting in the future. Also, try to avoid mixing apples and oranges. In this case, you've asked about the national debt as well as the deficit, a distinction lost on many people.
Question 1: So our children and grand kids are saddled with debt because of Bush Cheney??
Answer: Yes, they are, plus the national debt Bush started office with which was $5.7 trillion dollars. When Bush left office the national debt was $10.6 trillion dollars. That is an increase of 85.9 percent. Obama started with $10.6 trillion dollars in national debt. At the end of his first term the debt was $16.4 trillion dollars. That is a 54.7 percent increase.
Question 2: Is it or is it not true that the deficit has TRIPLED during Obama's first term. Answer YES or NO !!
Answer: No, it is not true. For 2009, Obama's first year, the federal deficit was $1.4 trillion dollars. For 2010, 2011 and 2012, it was $1.3,$1.3 and $1.1 respectively.
Question 3: Are our chidren and grandkids now saddled with repaying this debt? YES or NO ??
Answer: Yes, they are, but so are you and I.
In summary, percentage wise Republican Bush did far more damage to our national debt than Democrat Obama. We'll see what it is overall when Obama is out of office. Just FYI, if you adjusted Ronald Reagan's spending, he's even worse than Bush having nearly tripled the national debt. Which, considering most all economic data points, it's clear Republicans and their policies are very damaging to our country. And that's why I'm a proud Democrat. You should considering changing parties for the good of the nation.