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Published: Monday, April 4 2011 2:31 p.m. MDT

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans maneuvered on two fronts Monday in the federal spending showdown, demanding Democrats agree to more than $33 billion in swift cuts to avoid a government shutdown, even as they readied a separate plan to slash deficits by a staggering $4 trillion over a decade.' - Article

$ 4 trillion.

Wouldn't that mean that Republicans broke...

even?

*'Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt' - Posted by Mark Knoller - CBSNews - 03/04/10

Line:
'With no fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4 trillion during George W. Bush's presidency.'

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

"stomp their feet and call 'compromise' a dirty word"

I'm pretty sure Reid was referring to pelosi and reid from 2007 - 2010.

Pagan, you're funny
time it took bush to accumulate $4 trillion in debt - 96 months.
time it took BO to accumulate $4 trillion in debt - 26 months.
average bush deficit - $545B
Average bush deficit with repub congress - $470B
Average bush deficit with dem congress - $767B
Average BO deficit - $1.9 trillion OVER 3X as high as bush!
I cannot believe you are still trying to compare BO and bush when talking about deficits when BO's deficits are over THREE TIMES what bush's deficits were.

Oh, and if you think taking 96 months to rack up $4 trillion in debt is as bad as only taking 26 months to get there, I've got the deed to a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you.

doubling, tripling? tripling 1 is only an increase of 2. doubling 3 is only an increase of 3. going from 7 to 13 may not be doubling or tripling, but it is more than both the prior tripling and doubling combined. That's BO.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'I cannot believe you are still trying to compare BO and bush when talking about deficits when BO's deficits are over THREE TIMES what bush's deficits were. (sic) ...be doubling or tripling, but it is more than both the prior tripling and doubling combined. That's BO.' - lost in DC | 3:49 p.m.

So, why do Republicans support Ronald Regan? Who factually tripled the national debt. Which was less, it's true...

in 1989.

Or when doubling the debt, as George W. Bush did at the end of his presidency. All 2008 ago.

As for the $4 trillion, what's the big deal?

You were fine when Republicans did it.

the truth
Holladay, UT

re: Pagan | 4:17 p.m.

Actually it was a democrat conttrolled congress that nearly tripled the budget. NOT reagan.

But I guess you are telling us Reagan should've not worked with the democrat controlled congress and vetoed everything.

congress controls the purse springs and writes and passes ALL the spending bills.

So HOW much of that spending did reagan propose (other than the constitutionally enumerated military spending)?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Pagan,
repubs increased the debt by only $2.8T (in 6, that's SIX years), dems had control for the last two years of bush administration and increased it $1.5T (in 1/3, or only 33%) of the time.

BO with his dem congress increased it $3.8T in two years and it's increased since then because the dem congress failed to pass a budget.

And no, I was not fine when bush and the repubs lost their way and spent almost like dems, but saying BO's $4T increase in 26 months is better than reagans' $1.7T increase in eight years is ludicrous.

BO's on a path to increase debt $14.8T if we were forced to suffer through him for 8 years. Yes, I'd take Reagan's $1.7T or bush's $4.3T over BO's $14.8T ANY day.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Pagan | 4:17 p.m. April 4, 2011

President Reagan left office 22-years ago. In the 8-years he was president the national debt increased $1.9 trillion dollars. Obama blow through that amount in 12 months.

Do the math and you will be amazed.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'President Reagan left office 22-years ago. In the 8-years he was president the national debt increased $1.9 trillion dollars. Obama blow through that amount in 12 months.' - Rifleman | 8:15 a.m.

So, we should hold the same standard....

to 1989?

Once again Rifleman, you give us an 'example' of spending, Regan, but only condemn Obama for doing the exact same thing.

Thank you for proving my point. That no matter WHAT Obama does, Republicans will never be satisfied.

And while claiming the debt is 'too high' for Obama to add...

you never said anything negative about Ronald Regan doing the exact, same, thing.

Good day.

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