Originally Posted by pricejj
Obama and the Democrats signed and passed a federal budget including $800B in stimulus spending in 2009...and haven't passed a single budget in the past 3 years. They have been operating on continuing resolutions of the same exact budget, ever since.
Which is why fiscal conservatives should never agree on any spending increases. Too bad it will take 20 years until the economy might grow enough to produce $3.8T in tax revenue (if then).
A stimulus that damn near every economist said was needed to reign in massive economic failure.
Would you have rather us gone into a full on depression instead of just recession?
Since then the house has been GOP controlled and the senate has had a constant filibuster keeping it from doing anything. Obama has used executive powers to reduce non-defense discretionary spending to it's slowest rate of growth in the last 30 years.
Same old GOP argument where the economy is all Obama's fault, even though he wasn't in office when Glass-Steagall was repealed, massive unpaid for tax breaks were given, entitlement programs were massively expanded (Medicare part D), and two needless and unpaid for wars were started. Clinton allowed rampant horse trading on his way out the door and the GOP took that ball and ran with it over the next six years, running up the national debt so damn high that even a thriving economy couldn't keep it under control. Now they're b****ing about "Obama's economy" when he hasn't added any significant year on year budget expenses. Its pure idiocy.