- Nov 2005
Yeah, I wasn't really counting Trump in with Republicans.
Obviously, he was not going to balance the budget anymore than he was going to pay for the wall with Mexican Pesos.
I see both parties not giving a damn about the deficits or the debt.
You say "both parties", but what do we actually see when looking at reality?
Clinton LOWERED the deficit. Period.
Obama LOWERED the deficit even when he was getting hounded for the economy recovery not being better. He could have utilized deficit spending as a means to stimulate the economy, but he chose not to.
On the other hand, Trump is enjoying the benefits of deficit spending to artificially stimulate the economy as he claims we have the best economy ever.
It's nowhere near "both parties" doing it.
Under Trump? Of course not.I haven't heard a repub lately call for a balanced budget.
Under Obama? REPEATEDLY they did. Incredibly publicly.
Again, either you were hiding under a rock or you're just plain being deceitful.
Below are three different fights that Obama had with Congressional Repubs on the issue where they dug in their heels and demanded the (DEMOCRAT) president address the deficit.
Yesterday, a group of 23 Republican Senators sent a letter to President Obama stating that any further increases in the debt limit should be accompanied by action on reducing the deficit, citing the need to embrace entitlement reform to protect current and future generations.