There was no surplus anywhere, There was just more of this mindless stupid hope in the minds of people with all sorts of assumptions that were based on nothing but thin air.Correction:
You say, "Quit blaming Bush or the rich or everybody and anybody because you spend more than you take in.", but wasn't it Bush and the Republican controlled Congress that started with a $340 billion budget SURPLUS and ended with a trillion dollar deficit? Bush spent more than he took in with his two wars, prescription drug benefit plan for seniors, and tax cuts. Who else are we to blame???
All that surplus evaporated when the Dot Com's imploded and that led to a recession, get it.