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originally posted by: SBMcG
originally posted by: Throes
originally posted by: toysforadults
originally posted by: BlueAjah
Trump's federal hiring freeze may have contributed to this.
He also already had departments working on cutting spending.
Trump had nothing to do with it this is all Obama.
Because Obama ran surpluses for 8 years... or he just figured it out after 8 years?
Obama ran massive deficits every year of his failed presidency:
2009: $1,413 billion
2010: $1,294 billion
2011: $1,295 billion
2012: $1,087 billion
2013: $679 billion
2014: $485 billion
2015: $438 billion
2016: $587 billion
The 2009 fiscal year began October 1, 2008, nearly four months before Obama took office. The budget for the entire fiscal year was largely set in place while Bush was in the White House. So is we update the chart to show the Bush fiscal years in green, we can see that Obama is partly right in claiming that he inherited a mess (though Obama actually deserves a small share of the blame for Bush’s last deficit since earlier this year he pushed through both an “omnibus” spending bill and the so-called stimulus bill that increased FY2009 spending).
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Swills
The expectation was a deficit, so hard to credit Obama.