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15 June 2010

There was NO Bush FY2009 Budget

There was NO FY2009 budget signed into law by Bush. He signed a CR into law on 30 September 2008.  It expired on 6 March 2009. 

For those of you that are unaware of the fact that there was no Bush FY2009 and that the Left has lied to you, this is what happened:

Bush's proposed FY2009 budget called for spending of only $3.11 trillion, which was just a 3% increase. Democrats controlled the Congress and were certain that Obama was going to get elected. They wanted to wait to set 2009 spending levels on much of the government until he was in office.

The Democrat-controlled Congress only passed THREE of FY2009's 12 appropriations bills for Bush to sign before 1 October 2008, the beginning of FY2009: Defence, Homeland Security, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

So, Bush signed a Continuing Resolution into law on 30 September 2008. It expired on 6 March 2009.

On 11 March 2009, President Barack H. Obama signed the FY2009 budget into law. Furthermore, Bush is not responsible for the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Stimulus Act of 2009, the Defence Supplemental of 06.09 loaded with pork, Cash-for-Clunkers, Cash-for-Caulkers, Unemployment Insurance extensions, Making Home Affordable, a massive $680 billion defence bill in September - once again laden with pork, etc.

President Obama and his Democrat Congress ended up spending $3.52 trillion in 2009, which represented a 17.9% increase in spending -- the highest single-year percentage spending increase since the Korean War.

By January 2010, spending as a percentage of GDP was 25.24% -- the highest it had been in the United States since World War II.

Yes, Obama's spending as a percentage of GDP has gone down, but only ever so slightly. During George W Bush's 8 years as president, spending averaged 19.6% of GDP.  Under President Clinton, spending as a percentage of GDP was 19.8%. In the decades following World War II, the average has been 19.7%.  The average for Obama's first term is projected to be 24.3%.

You can read more in detail here:  The Big Lie: Obama Is A Budget Hawk

A word of advice: Saying, "Reagan did it first!" or "Bush did it, too!" is not a denial. It is a CONFESSION.

Anyhoo, the truth is the truth.  Period.  End of story.  If you can't handle it, that's your problem.  Meanwhile, Obama's spending is the world's problem.  What do you think the America and the rest of the world will look like after the US collapses?  I don't believe that America should be the world's policeman, but if you think Sweden is going to stand up to China or Iran, you're seriously deluding yourself and endangering the rest of us.

PPS:  I am neither a Republican nor a Conservative.  I did not vote for Bush [or Gore (not a citizen) or Kerry (would rather forfeit my shoe collection than vote for Lurch)].  I did vote against Obama by voting for McCain after 3 'tinis, but that's a story for another day.