Column: 'It is now time to recast his legacy.'

Mar 6, 2013 Full story: Rock Hill Herald 27

For all the things President Obama says he can't do because of the political gridlock in Washington, he can right a century-old wrong simply by picking up a pen.

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Concerned Citizen

West Decatur, PA

#1 Mar 6, 2013
http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.... '0E%2C*PL%5B%3D%23P%20%20%0A

HERE IS A GOOD THING TO CUT A WASTE OF NEARLY 660 Million dollars.
Curtis Lowe

San Antonio, TX

#2 Mar 6, 2013
Worse than Jimmy Carter!
TedsLiver

Oakland, CA

#3 Mar 6, 2013
If he picks up the pen and signs his resignation. That will improve his legacy. He is the biggest cause of the gridlock.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#4 Mar 6, 2013
Curtis Lowe wrote:
Worse than Jimmy Carter!
LOL That was what you were whining about for about four years BEFORE President Obama's landslide 2ND VICTORY four months ago.

Etch-A-Sketch Rmoney whined that the economy wasn't improving fast enough. Now because of President Obama's tough sequester stand and elimination of the world's dictators, one-by-one, the stock market is going gang-busters. All you losers do is beotch and underestimate our President, to your peril.

Stop whining, get a job, and start investing. Those who predicted the crash of 2008 know we're all going to do great with Obama. Get on board or get out of the way, whiner!
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#5 Mar 6, 2013
Obama's legacy shall be but 4 letters

D E B T
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#7 Mar 6, 2013
Robert wrote:
Obama's legacy shall be but 4 letters
D E B T
LOL Like Reagan, Bushes I and II. Guess Obama is destined for greatness.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#9 Mar 6, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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LOL Like Reagan, Bushes I and II. Guess Obama is destined for greatness.
They are not in the same class when it comes to Debt. Obama is in a class of its own.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#10 Mar 6, 2013
Robert wrote:
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They are not in the same class when it comes to Debt. Obama is in a class of its own.
Yeah, adjusting for inflation and WASTE, they were much WORSE than Obama.
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#11 Mar 6, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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Yeah, adjusting for inflation and WASTE, they were much WORSE than Obama.
Yea lets do that but use numbers rather than you ignorant opinion.

Relating debt to gdp makes it easy to not have to be fooled by inflation.

Here are the ratios of deficit to GDP for the past five presidents:

Ronald Reagan
1981-88 4.2 %
1982-89 4.2
Average 4.2

George H. W. Bush
1989-92 4.0
1990-93 4.3
Average 4.2

Bill Clinton
1993-2000 0.8
1994-2001 0.1
Average 0.5

George W. Bush
2001-08 2.0
2002-09 3.4
Average 2.7

Barack Obama
2009-12* 9.1
2010-12 8.7
Average 8.9

As for spending itself, during the George W. Bush years (2001-08), federal outlays averaged 19.6 percent of GDP, a little less than during the Clinton years (1993-2000), at 19.8% and far below Reagan, whose outlays never dropped below 21 percent of GDP in any year and averaged 22.4%. Even factoring in the TARP year (2009), Bush’s average outlays as a proportion of the economy was 20.3 percent – far below Reagan and only a half-point below Clinton. As for Obama, even excluding 2009, his spending has averaged 24.1 percent of GDP – the highest level for any three years since World War II.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#13 Mar 6, 2013
Robert wrote:
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Yea lets do that but use numbers rather than you ignorant opinion.
Relating debt to gdp makes it easy to not have to be fooled by inflation.
Here are the ratios of deficit to GDP for the past five presidents:
Ronald Reagan
1981-88 4.2 %
1982-89 4.2
Average 4.2
George H. W. Bush
1989-92 4.0
1990-93 4.3
Average 4.2
Bill Clinton
1993-2000 0.8
1994-2001 0.1
Average 0.5
George W. Bush
2001-08 2.0
2002-09 3.4
Average 2.7
Barack Obama
2009-12* 9.1
2010-12 8.7
Average 8.9
As for spending itself, during the George W. Bush years (2001-08), federal outlays averaged 19.6 percent of GDP, a little less than during the Clinton years (1993-2000), at 19.8% and far below Reagan, whose outlays never dropped below 21 percent of GDP in any year and averaged 22.4%. Even factoring in the TARP year (2009), Bush’s average outlays as a proportion of the economy was 20.3 percent – far below Reagan and only a half-point below Clinton. As for Obama, even excluding 2009, his spending has averaged 24.1 percent of GDP – the highest level for any three years since World War II.
Dishonest Bushie kept the war costs off the books. Bushie allowed the banster fraud that the tax payers had to pay. Enjoy your delusions.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#14 Mar 6, 2013
"banksters"

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#15 Mar 6, 2013
Curtis Lowe wrote:
Worse than Jimmy Carter!
Is that from your autobiography?
Robert

Douglasville, GA

#16 Mar 6, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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Dishonest Bushie kept the war costs off the books. Bushie allowed the banster fraud that the tax payers had to pay. Enjoy your delusions.
How stupid are you, wars are often off the books as far as the federal budget is concerned and bush did exactly that but that has nothing to do with the deficit, the deficit includes all spending including the wars and those figures include the wars, go take a civics and economic class so you can talk about issues intelligently.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#17 Mar 6, 2013
Robert wrote:
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How stupid are you, wars are often off the books as far as the federal budget is concerned and bush did exactly that but that has nothing to do with the deficit, the deficit includes all spending including the wars and those figures include the wars, go take a civics and economic class so you can talk about issues intelligently.
There should be a war tax and a draft. You're just an unpatriotic coward, in both respects.
WOW

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Mar 6, 2013
Legacy my foot, prison will do for crimes against America.
king Obama has spoken. Stupid Americans are listening. How can you trust a black, muslim, Chicago lawyer. You can't.
king Obama talks a good game but is a cheat and a liar. He has no idea what to do but trash anyone who does not agree with him. Typical Illinois politics now at the White House.
The American public fell for the line of B.S. king Obama was handing out and now everyone except the handouts (not a hand up) will suffer.
Swift move to make ALL illegal aliens LEGAL. Can't play fair so play dirty. And this is the kind of crap you would expect from a POS like king Obama.
So suck it up America and quit whining. YOU vote for this crap.
All the illegal aliens thank you dummies for supporting their families with your hard earned tax dollars. They laugh at Americans all the way to the bank!

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#19 Mar 6, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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LOL Like Reagan, Bushes I and II. Guess Obama is destined for greatness.
Reagan and Bush I created 22 million jobs, new tech industries and slick willie rode the coattails. Bush II got us through the ineptness of clintons letting al queda run wild, and tried to stop the dem fiasco's of fannie/freddie.

You're a dopey screwball, ain't ya?

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#20 Mar 6, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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There should be a war tax and a draft. You're just an unpatriotic coward, in both respects.
A war tax???? WTH??

LMAO.....and the liberals who refuse to serve like Clinton and Nobama should fkn pay it...

Now the dumb b===tard has FOUR US Nuclear Aircraft Carriers sitting side by side at Norfork just waiting for a terroist attack to get all of them at once...must take his military training from FDR!!
goose

Wheaton, IL

#21 Mar 6, 2013
Bluebonnets:
Dems take all their training from FDR.
We are still messed up from what he started.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#22 Mar 7, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Reagan and Bush I created 22 million jobs...
LOL Yeah, "Welcome to Walmart!" I bet you're proud of that. F.I.C.A. comes out of the paycheck, so should W.A.R. and put it on the capital gains as well.
joey

Maringouin, LA

#23 Mar 8, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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LOL That was what you were whining about for about four years BEFORE President Obama's landslide 2ND VICTORY four months ago.
Etch-A-Sketch Rmoney whined that the economy wasn't improving fast enough. Now because of President Obama's tough sequester stand and elimination of the world's dictators, one-by-one, the stock market is going gang-busters. All you losers do is beotch and underestimate our President, to your peril.
Stop whining, get a job, and start investing. Those who predicted the crash of 2008 know we're all going to do great with Obama. Get on board or get out of the way, whiner!
only an idiot would call 51% a landslide victory!49% of other people know you are an idiot!you must be blowing the marine imposter?

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