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      08-15-2015, 01:18 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by MiddleAgedAl View Post
I know that Glenn Beck famously declared Dubya to be a fiscal liberal, but Beck is batshit crazy...

Dubya did spend a lot for a fiscal conservative, but wars are crazy expensive. His tax cuts, intended to stimulate the economy, were overshadowed by the spending needed to maintain the war efforts.
I was going to say the same thing about 16 years of debt building. Clinton left GWB a balanced budget for 2001 and a national debt of 5.7T. When BO's first budget went into effect in 2010 the debt was 12T. Bush added 6t to the debt during his term which is exactly what BO has added so far. Of course BO still has fy 2016 and 17 left so that will go up but those wars started under Bush still contribute to the debt as do Obama's tax cuts. The irony is that both GWB and BO had to borrow money to cut taxes.
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