2 thoughts on “It Seems the Republicans are the Big Spenders

  1. Also, see this post: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/301034/fact-checking-obama-spending-veronique-de-rugy#more:

    “Something really strange is happening in Washington these days: The same people who are always arguing that the only way to boost economic growth is to spend and spend and spend are also the ones bragging about President Obama’s record, wait for it, as the smallest spender of all presidents.

    “If that’s true, shouldn’t they be upset? And if they are upset, should they be praising Obama for how little he is spending? And if he really is a small spender, did the stimulus really save the day? I am confused.”


  2. Were Republicans big spenders in the FY 2009 budget? Let's set out some facts: (1) Bush sent a $3.1 trillion budget request to Congress on February 4, 2008. (2) On July 5 and 6, the House and Senate–both controlled by Democrats–passed the budget resolution on a nearly straight party-line vote. No House Republican voted in favor of the budget revolution (http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2008/h/382). Only 2 out of 45 Senate Republicans voted for the resolution (http://www.opencongress.org/vote/2008/s/142). (3) The FY 2009 budget resolution didn't become a public law until March 2009, when President Obama signed it (http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/05/barack-obama-skinflint.php). I agree that Bush was a big spender, but he didn't sign this law. Obama did. And it only came to his desk because Democrats in Congress passed it. It seems, then, that Democrats are the big spenders.


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