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Biden Blames Bush Administration for Deficit
ABC News ^ | September 29, 2012

Posted on 09/29/2012 1:39:48 PM PDT by Steelfish

By Arlette Saenz

Sep 29 Biden Blames Bush Administration for Deficit

Joe Biden placed the blame for the ballooning deficit on the Bush administration today, arguing that the previous administration saddled the country with the burden of trillions of dollars in debt.

“Let’s get serious here! How did we get this debt? Ladies and gentlemen, they put two wars on a credit card. Not paying a penny, not paying a penny, even though I introduced legislation to pay for that war. They voted against it,” Biden said at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Park Recreation Center. “Two, they voted for a new entitlement program without paying one penny for it, and that was clear. Number 3, they added another trillion dollars in the tax cut for the very wealthy, so what’s the result? These are the facts, folks, these are the facts.

“The result was by the time the reins got turned back over to Barack [Obama] and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years, doubled the national debt in eight years,” Biden added.

Biden recounted that within the first week of being in office, Larry Summers, a top economic adviser to the president, warned newly inaugurated President Obama of the deficit the country faced.

“We were sitting in the oval office, and Larry Summers, the chief economic adviser, and the economic team came in and said ‘Mr. President, looking at this year’s budget you are going to have a trillion dollar deficit.’ He said, ‘I haven’t done anything yet,’” Biden said. “I’m serious. They said, ‘No, Mr. President, the budget they passed, the budget they passed in October of last year guarantees no matter what you do you’re going to have a trillion dollar debt this year in the budget.’ A trillion dollar deficit to be precise.” .

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; deficit; duplicate
WaPO had earlier fact-checked this allegation found it to be false according to the rest of the article.

So who is being Goebbels?

1 posted on 09/29/2012 1:39:55 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

The dumb white guy speaks. Sad to think zero needs him around to look good


2 posted on 09/29/2012 1:41:50 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Steelfish

Liars. Also, Obama and Biden were both part of the Democrat controlled Congress that passd the budget that was in effect when they took ofiice. Also, the deficit Obama’s 1st in office included his trillion dollar stimulus bill.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 1:45:29 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: ronnie raygun

“Dumb white guy”.. That’s EXACTLY why 0bama chose him as his running mate; To make a mockery of what minorities perceive as the white establishment or good ol’ boys club.


4 posted on 09/29/2012 1:47:33 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Steelfish
Biden never fails to be good for a laugh or two!

They said, ‘No, Mr. President, the budget they passed, the budget they passed in October of last year ...

Who is "they", Ol' Joe? The Democrat-controlled House, led by Nancy Pelosi? The Democrats controlling the Senate, including you, Hillary Clinton, and Obama?

5 posted on 09/29/2012 1:52:02 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: Steelfish

His claim is BS however, his ability to raise Stupid to the level of being a Fine Art is on display in full force:

“I’m serious. They said, ‘No, Mr. President, the budget they passed...”

Isn’t this a sentence you’d want to avoid if part of your job description is passing a budget but almost no one can keep track of the last time you actually did it?


6 posted on 09/29/2012 1:52:11 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny ("Allah" isn't a god. It's a mental disorder.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

romney response: i’m not bush and it’s been 4 years. what did you do? oh u made it worse


7 posted on 09/29/2012 1:54:39 PM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: Steelfish
Of course they lie. So what? Who is going to call them on it?
All they need is 50% to agree with them:
R is for the rich
D is for the workin man
It's all Bush's fault, including deficit
Bin Laden dead — GM alive
Born in Hawaii
Holder exonerated
Jobs created
Unemployment rate falling

Sound bites are effective. Reasoned explanations of complicated topics are not.

8 posted on 09/29/2012 2:03:57 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: Steelfish

even if it were true,

when is MORE the answer to TOO MUCH?


9 posted on 09/29/2012 2:05:20 PM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: Steelfish
I know nad have known a lot of Libs (live in N. VA) and I have yet to hear one ever take accountability for anything. It is ALWAYS someone else's fault.

ALWAYS

10 posted on 09/29/2012 2:31:53 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: Steelfish
Biden Blames Bush Administration for Deficit

Looks like Joe has had too many of those free colonoscopies...they are beginning to effect his brain which is in close proxymity.

11 posted on 09/29/2012 2:36:17 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Steelfish

Yes, saw this on Fox earlier today.

Obamugabe says 90% of the deficit happened under Bush.

Obamugabe’s “budgets” cannot get a single vote by his own Democrats in the Senate.

Obamugabe voted FOR the budgets that created the deficits under Bush.

Obamugabe has been occupying the people’s house for 3.5+ years and has not yet cut the deficit in half as he promised.

Obamugabe is a failure.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 2:39:08 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Steelfish

I blame lax home loan rules created by Billy Boy and pure greed by Europe to purchase those shitty loans in bulk but what the hell do I know.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 2:41:06 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Steelfish

Here is a golden opportunity for the stupid party to get on message on sunday TV tomorrow and hammer the dims for this brazen lie.

Add in all the lies about Libya and you have a real issue here. The dims are not fit to run the country if they continuously lie to the American people like this.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 2:54:03 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Steelfish

Obama’s projected 10 year deficit starting in 2009 calls for a minimum trillion dollar deficit for every year for the ten. So Bush is responsible for a trillion dollar deficit in 2019? Looks like Obama and Biden have created an ex post facto blame game where any evil they do is forever attributable to their predecessor. Last time I had a guy in the unit I managed use this excuse for his poor performance, I fired him.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 3:14:00 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Steelfish
If you go to the reporters Twitter site then you'll see that she's another in the tank for Obama “reporter”.
16 posted on 09/29/2012 3:44:30 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: Steelfish

ABB - Always. Blame. Bush. - That’s good for the NEXT four years, too.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT by Twinkie (IT'S THE OBAMA ECONOMY, ZIPPY!!)
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To: Steelfish

Nonsensical - not a single word of this is true. The wars were paid for - they did use a gimmick to pay them as supplementals and not on the regular budget - however - in either case how that was done back then has nothing to do with the CURRENT annual budget deficits in excess of $1 trillion per year.

And even if we were to assume that every single word of this is true - that they didn’t cause one bit of the mess they supposedly inherited from somewhere else - they obviously don’t know how to fix it. What good is that argument? Why vote for someone who didn’t cause a mess, but at the same time doesn’t know how to fix it so they can spend another 4 years claiming they inherited it?


18 posted on 09/29/2012 4:09:58 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Steelfish
“I’m serious. They said, ‘No, Mr. President, the budget they passed, the budget they passed in October of last year guarantees no matter what you do you’re going to have a trillion dollar debt this year in the budget.’ A trillion dollar deficit to be precise."

LOL "they" passed? Who's "they", Mr. Vice President? - why that would be you, Obama, Pelosi, and Harry Reid - the Republicans could not pass a budget - they were not in control.

Biden just essentially admitted they inherited their own mess.

19 posted on 09/29/2012 4:12:48 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

“”LOL “they” passed? Who’s “they”, Mr. Vice President? - why that would be you, Obama, Pelosi, and Harry Reid - the Republicans could not pass a budget - they were not in control. Biden just essentially admitted they inherited their own mess.””

I, along with everyone I know is so sick of this lying. The people they are spreading these lies to are too stupid to know they are being lied to. It’s so easily checked online - deficit at the end of GWB and NOW!!!! THEIR people must watch TV and they must see that accusation in every single speech and don’t they begin to wonder??? TWO WARS and a DRUG PLAN that weren’t paid for? They are trying to make it look as tho’ THEIR administration had to pay for those and THAT’S how the deficit was run up!!!!!

Isn’t it painful to be that stupid? I would think so!


20 posted on 09/29/2012 6:40:59 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Steelfish
Biden
21 posted on 09/29/2012 7:13:57 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Thank You Rush

Yes, it is beyond frustrating. There is not a single factual reason to support Obama / Biden...the arguments are either 100% false or incoherent that people offer.

Also they have claimed that the reason they can’t get a budget passed now is because the Republicans in the Senate filibuster every attempt - this is beside the fact that Reid has not even scheduled a vote on a budget in the first place, therefore nothing to filibuster...and even if he did, budgets cannot by filibustered. This argument is a 100% lie, but the press lets them just get away with it.


22 posted on 09/30/2012 10:56:38 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Steelfish
Hey Biden, time to purchase a new needle for that record player. (I apologize to those 40 and under who may not know what I am talking about)
23 posted on 09/30/2012 11:15:44 AM PDT by mtg
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