Originally Posted by Bacchus
Clinton left office with a balanced budget. Bush then came in started two wars, had two separate tax cuts and did the MedicareB program and paid for ZERO of them.
Yes but don't act like the balanced budget was some love affair with democrats. While the 2 wars were costly and the Iraq war was a complete joke, the medicare prescription bill brought up by Bush to kiss ass to the Democrats and the old farts was a complete billion dollar failure and continues to do so.
Problem with Republicans back then was they didnt scream at the spending by Bush. Only when McCain lost did it seem it picked up steam with the Tea Party. We had one major voice on this concern and his name was Ron Paul. Not exactly the big name you want in politics or media screaming about the problem.
I have no problem with the Tea Party idea. I had a problem of the late timing of the movement.