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Tony Auth

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  1. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 7 years ago

    When Bush was the one doing the spending, their song was, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

  2. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 7 years ago

    Although to give credit where credit is due, Asay did occasionally take Bush to task over that issue.

  3. Mike's Dragon

    Mike's Dragon GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 years ago

    Maybe it’s not how much some of the time, but where and for what?

  4. GNWachs

    GNWachs said, about 7 years ago

    Bush deficit 2008: $400B Obama deficit 2009: $1.8T Obama deficit 2010: $1.8T+

  5. longtimecomicsfan

    longtimecomicsfan said, about 7 years ago

    The difference?

    Bush was trying to spend us INTO a depression.

    Obama is trying to spend us OUT of one.

  6. Robert Peters

    Robert Peters said, about 7 years ago

    Another difference? Bush hid the cost of his wars by not budgeting them and then pushing for “emergency funding” whereas Obama includes it in the budget honestly.

  7. tpenna

    tpenna said, about 7 years ago

    Too true, Robert. And that hidden cost was huge!

  8. lalas

    lalas said, about 7 years ago

    Regardless of the fact that it _IS_ Bush’s mess… the toon is still valid. We’re spending on a huge deficit yet trying to stave off inflation. Sounds like voodoo to me.

  9. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 7 years ago

    I’m looking forward to Wachs’ follow-up comments…

  10. danielsangeo

    danielsangeo said, about 7 years ago

    “Bush deficit 2008: $400B Obama deficit 2009: $1.8T Obama deficit 2010: $1.8T+”

    Not quite. Let’s look at the real answer:

    Bush Deficit 2008: $458B Bush Deficit 2009: $1.8T Obama Deficit 2010: $1.4T

    Remember, Obama’s FIRST budget goes into effect October 2009 (a few months from now) for FY2010. FY2009 (which you label accurately at $1.8T deficit) was Bush’s final budget. Obama’s first budget deficit is less than Bush’s last budget deficit.

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