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Originally posted by southern_Guardian
what the heck was that? Im talking about the last 2years. The last 2 years before the realization of a recession in october. How did they contribute to the $10.7 trillion?
Originally posted by stevegmu
For one, Democrat after Democrat defended Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the 2004 hearings.
This is instance where I will hear "GEORGE BUSH wasn't a real republican"
[edit on 20-2-2009 by stevegmu]
the $436.6 billion military spending bill passed Friday is packed with them.
The bill, which accounts for about half of federal discretionary spending, includes only a small part of the expected costs of next year’s military operations in Iraq. After the fall elections, President Bush is expected to request another supplemental spending measure to pay for the war, just as the administration has for the last three years.
Originally posted by Mercenary2007
reply to post by southern_Guardian
Since its obvious that you have your own agenda in this thread and won't listen to the truth what is the point of this thread?
you honestly think that today's problem started 2 years ago? Man you are naive. like redhatty said this problem has been brewing for 30+ years now.
But to answer your question with the 2 year time frame.. every spending bill that has passed the congress in the last 2 years!!! gee i guess you forgot that the democrats have had a majority in both houses of congress the last 2 years. they could have rejected every bill proposed by republicans. did they do it? NO!!!!!!!!! they added pork to every spending bill. But i guess that's ok to you since it went to democrats pet projects.
I guess next your going to say that all those spending bills with excess pork in them, unbalanced budgets, and continuing to fund 2 wars out of the general funds and not financing them with bonds didn't contribute to this mess right? or your going to say the democrat majority couldn't over rule the republican minority?
people like yourself that are to blinded by their own partisan politics make me want to
when your ready to drop your partisan BS and learn the true causes of this mess and when it started redhatty gave you good places to start
[edit on 2/20/2009 by Mercenary2007]