Perhaps because it is a politifake, instead of some supposed party affiliation?
WTFO - October 20, 2009, 11:05 pm,
Where's the bar that shows this year's deficit of $1.4 Trillion? Kinda blows this out distortion of facts out of the water, huh? Convenient ommision.
LURCH - October 21, 2009, 12:19 am,
AMAZING!!! I am utterly convinced. liberals are right! Oh wait, weren't the democrats in control of congress all these years (other than the war years)?
Haarakkon - October 21, 2009, 12:21 am,
No, they weren't.
LURCH - October 21, 2009, 12:23 am,
Also interesting that this graph could be used for consumer confidience and the DOW. hmmmmm
ok FAIL lederhose head
LURCH - October 21, 2009, 12:25 am,
Sorry Harr.. but the decreased years between 92 and 2000 was republican controlled congress
DreMagnum - October 21, 2009, 12:26 am,
yeah pretty much the president doesn't effect this a whole lot at all
LURCH - October 21, 2009, 12:26 am,
Oh yeah and the highest years for both the Bushes was during the war years!!
WTFO - October 21, 2009, 12:27 am,
Lurch, actually, Dems were in control from the beginning of this chart to year 95. Reps took the Congress in 94 which accounts for the downward spending falsely attributed to Clinton. Then they spent high for the wars and Dems retook Congress in 06.
WTFO - October 21, 2009, 12:29 am,
funny how the chart stops at 06 since Dems spend even more than their Rep predecessors in 07 and 08 and are breaking records in 09. Completely making this chart BS from start to finish. Nice try Leder, too bad facts get in the way.
LURCH - October 21, 2009, 12:30 am,
miu culpa thanks WTFO for the kind correction
WTFO - October 21, 2009, 12:32 am,
No worries. I know that latin phrase as well as Carpe de Jugular (seize the throat).
Haarakkon - October 21, 2009, 12:32 am,
I'll see if I can simplify this for you. The Democratic Party maintained control of the House from 1954 until 1995. The Republicans held on to the House until the United States Congressional elections, 2006.
WTFO - October 21, 2009, 12:35 am,
True statements, Haar. Do we also agree that it is Congress that sets the budget and not the POTUS. The POTUS just gets to sign the bills. While that is partial credit/blame it doesn't rise to the full accountability suggested in this poster.
Haarakkon - October 21, 2009, 12:39 am,
Some say numbers don't lie. That's BS. Numbers can be made to say anything you want them to. It's all how they're couched, and any CPA knows that. Want to show a loss, profit or break even? A CPA can do that using the same numbers for all three.
WTFO - October 21, 2009, 12:41 am,
Number can certainly be manipulated. In the case of this poster, the numbers aren't twisted, just the attributing them solely to the POTUS instead of including Congress' role in the process. Facts not numbers twisted here.
LURCH - October 21, 2009, 12:51 am,
I just want liberals to realize that Novus Ordo Seclorum doesn't mean turn the New world into the third world
WTFO - October 21, 2009, 12:53 am,
d*** illegals! LURCH, Speak English or leave the US! HAHAHAA!
LURCH - October 21, 2009, 12:55 am,
sorry , just lost momentary bladder control. I'm OK now
Rollseyes - October 21, 2009, 11:27 am,
Lederhosen - October 22, 2009, 12:10 pm,
WTFO:"Where's the bar that shows this year's deficit of $1.4 Trillion?"
Not an omission. Refer to the beginning of Clinton's term. Obama can't make the Bush Mistake disappear in 9 months. In seven years you'll see this "omission" and economy corrected.
Rollseyes - October 22, 2009, 12:21 pm,
Keep on drinking that Kool-aid! lol
Anonymous2 - October 24, 2009, 12:46 pm,
Why do posters like this fail? The President has little control on spending. Show who had control of the House of Reps, where spending bills must originate by law, y'know our Constitution.