Originally Posted by Brainiac
I hate it when people absolutely refuse to admit they are ever wrong about anything, no matter how much evidence is placed in front of them.
That's not the kind of person I want to be, so I am going to take my lumps and concede that the deficit inherited by Obama was a lot bigger than I said it was.
I began to doubt my position when Dirk Digler pointed out that the fiscal year runs from October 1st to September 30th. When Direckshun posted 7 different sources supporting his position, I was forced to question it even more.
Don't get me wrong: I still think Obama is doing a horrible job and insists upon focusing on the wrong things, I still believe Romney would have been a much better choice to be President, and I think we're all going to pay the price for Obama's anti-business policies.
But on the specific point regarding the size of the deficit Obama inherited from Bush, it appears that I was
wrong mistaken not completely correct.
Keep in mind that part of 'what Obama inherited' was from the bailout money, which was not part of Bush's budget, though the jackass did sign the first wave that the democratic house & senate had passed - ya know, the money for all the golden parachutes and such... and yet people still think the dems are for regular folk and not the rich...
But back on topic, Obama's budgets have increased our deficit by astronomically more; anyone even trying to to say he's improved it needs serious mental help. He's the worst POTUS in the history of the US, hands down, and its not even a debate. The fact he was re-elected is the most troubling sign of the state of the country as a whole.