Thursday, December 24, 2009

Concerns about the National Debt versus Healthcare reform: Are the Republicans right screaming about Democrats making the Country broke?

As you can see from the above chart, the data has the actual debt incurred by year and by President from Ronald Reagan's Presidency to 2006 year end of George W. Bush's Presidency. In adding up the debt incurred by Republican Presidents during that time, I get a total of 6.135 Trillion dollars were added to the National Debt by Republicans as compared to 1.820 Trillion dollars added by Democratic Presidents. This data does not include the debt added by George W. Bush for the years 2007 and 2008 of his presidency which amounted to about $2 Trillion dollars more, as the stimulus package of about $800 Billion was added during his last year, plus more because of the unfunded debt from both the war in Iraq and the one in Afghanistan.

So this morning to hear all the Republicans screaming that it is such a burden on the National Debt and for our children and grandchildren for generations to come, who must pay this eventually off, is morally abhorring as an argument given that over 82% of our National Debt has been incurred by Republican Presidents term in office. Don't let them get away with such disingenuous claims. It's a disgrace and morally reprehensible as well. Oh, and don't go trying to blame the Democratic controlled Congress during some of George W. Bush's years. Bush had the lowest number of Vetoes as President with 12 Vetoes during his 8 years as President, It wasn't since before Hoover,all the way to President Warren Harding, that a President had cast less vetoes, so he must have endorsed the spending. Where was the outrage by the Republican Senators then about what President Bush was doing. Where were the filibusters then to grind government to a halt when Senator Frist was Senate Majority leader? Where was Sen. John McCain back then? Where were the other Republican Senators like DeMint, Shelby, Grassley, Chambliss, McConnell, Cornyn etc., etc., etc.?

Where's the media calling them on this. Our media is part of the problem as well. I'm outraged! Aren't you? According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, this healthcare Legislation will REDUCE the National Debt!

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Blogger Minneloushe said...

Amen, Charles. We are buying a nice coop in Bayside, and I still have a job; December 25 is our daughter Hye-Young's birthday (she's in Barcelona with friends right now, and will return to Paris on January 1), and it is also the wedding anniversary of our in-laws. Our son is out of the Korean army and is here for a month or two visiting before going back to college in Kwang-ju, and all is right with the world. Well, maybe not ALL. TZA and Beacon could help us out a bit more....
Warm wishes for you and prayers that our planet will experience more peace and less hatred over the next decade. / jw

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