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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 06:53 AM
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3.2 Trillion dollars is a lot of money*
it is .1 Trillion dollars more than Bush's last budget
it is .2 Trillion dollars more than Bush's budget the year before

*the aforementioned $3.2 Trillion includes ALL costs of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is new.
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FudaFuda Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 07:08 AM
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1. Well, if youre gonna say that ....
back it up. Give me a link I can use to make the point, cuz I gotta couple friends at work who need that rubbed in their faces.

Thanks. :thumbsup:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 08:04 AM
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3. +
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16949060/
Feb. 2, 2007
Bush's proposal, totaling almost $3 trillion for the budget year starting Oct. 1, will kick off a major debate with the new Democratic-controlled Congress. Democrats are sure to press for more money for domestic programs, and they've signaled they won't consider renewing Bush's tax cuts until closer to 2010, when they are to expire.

Bush proposes $3.1-trillion budget
February 05, 2008
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/feb/05/nation/na-budget5
WASHINGTON -- President Bush unveiled a $3.1-trillion budget today that would boost military spending and trim health benefits for retirees. The proposal was immediately tagged by Democrats as "irresponsible."
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FudaFuda Donating Member (425 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 08:23 AM
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4. very good. thx. nt
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bluebellbaby Donating Member (275 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 07:30 AM
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2. Yep it is...but We Wouldn't Have Needed The Increases Had The Idiot
Before President Obama had done his job...and not destroyed our Country and Economy with it...

So in posting this are you saying something else?
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 08:25 AM
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5. I think it says that Obama is including the two Wars costs in his budget whereas Bush didn't.
I could be wrong...but that was my impression. :shrug:
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bluebellbaby Donating Member (275 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 08:40 AM
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6. Yeah...I just got numbers from CBO...
Under Reagan...our Federal Debt increased by 1.55 trillion

Under Bush 1....it increased 900 billion

Under Clinton...it increased by 240 billion

Under Bush 2...it increased by 4.97 Trillion

Under Obama...so far...it's increased by 200 billion...(this is a projection though)

SO...In the really big picture...

Obama's budget is nothing...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 09:35 AM
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7. That is correct ... BUT
Let's make sure we don't confuse the budget with the debt or bail-out money

They all contribute to the existing debt but the budget is just the annual projection and actual spending (and revenue)
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Egalitariat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 09:39 AM
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8. Obama's budget is the biggest budget in US History
There are really important things he's doing, but to say his "budget is nothing" is a little off the mark.
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bluebellbaby Donating Member (275 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 11:18 AM
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10. okay...true...but in really big picture to increase our debt by only 200b
Edited on Thu Apr-30-09 11:18 AM by bluebellbaby
It's not as bad as the headline points out...

It is the largest budget in history...true...but he has alot that he was handed...

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 09:50 AM
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9. yep, President Obama has taken on the bu$h* debt on the wars.
and not one fucking republican voted for it
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