Who Is Responsible for the Bush-era Debt? Democrats

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Who Enabled the Bush-era Deficits?  

The 104th congress (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/104th_United_States_Congress) voted against the Balanced Budget Amendment of 1995 that would have prevented all of the Bush era deficits.

The reality is Republicans voted in favor of stopping Bush era deficits, and the Democrats voted to allow Bush era deficits.   Democrats had no reason to vote against it – because, they claim falsely – Clinton balanced the budget, right?   No, they voted overwhelming against balanced budgets while they claim their guy balanced the budgets.

                                1995 BBA Voting

House                            FOR            AGAINST
REPUBLICAN                   228                        2
DEMOCRAT                        70                     128

Senate, WHERE IT FAILED. All Democrats except 1 against it:
REPUBLICAN                     51                        12
DEMOCRAT                          1                        34

                                  2011  BBA Voting

                                      FOR       AGAINST
REPUBLICAN               235                  4
DEMOCRATIC                25              161

For 2011, note all but 25 Dems voted against the BBA in 2011.  They moved far left of 1995.  The Blue Dog Democrats are all gone.

Republicans Are Not Heros
Of course the Republicans never introduced a balanced budget Amendment during the Bush era – they only bring it up as a political tactic to dump the budget fixing problem on the other party while not in presidential power.  This is a key sign of the milder, but still dangerous threat of fiscal duplicity in the Republicans.

This also proves both parties are now fiscally deficit-based.  Which makes them de facto liberals.  Thus it was entirely predictable the Republicans would not confront Obama after the 2014 elections:

The seminal book, Atlas Shouts, first exposed the leftist policy pattern of the Republicans almost a year ago.

DisclaimerI quit the Republican party in 2004.

Here Is Liberal Blame-Lie The Republicans Don’t Tell:

The left is blaming the 1% for not paying their fair share, when Democrat leaders had 2 clear and present opportunities to insure all the deficits were eliminated.  Do you see the con-game?  Liberals documented in 2 Clinton-era votes they are decidedly pro-deficits, did so again in 2011, then they openly advocate Keynesian deficit spending as a miracle cure for growth…… then blame the 1% for our deficit problem.

They make all the choices, then blame those who were against their idea after it’s failed.  That requires big, bold, brazen liars to push that level of dishonesty.

Can The Rich Balance the Budget?

The rich cannot balance the budget.  No, even if we took all their wages.  Another leftist lie exposed with a simple tabular examination:

% wage                                              total income           %
earners……avg income………..trillions…………….of deficit
1……………………368,000………………$1.10……………………..6.90%
0.5………………..558,000……………….$0.84…………………….5.23%
0.1………………1,695,000 ………………$0.51……………………..3.18%
0.01…………….9,141,000……………….$0.27…………………….1.71%

Lifetime Batting Average

Democrats are 323-96 against a balanced budget amendment.

Republicans are 514-18 for a balanced budget amendment.

This shows the Republicans have been entirely deceptive on their balance budget votes – by virtue of the timing they chose:  They only pushed it on Democrat presidents, not on their own president.   And it shows the Democrats are openly pro-deficit.

Democracy is SO easy to manipulate into poor policy choices, folks.  We really have to restore the appointed Senate and restrain the SCOTUS now.   (Convention of States)


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Voting Records:  http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1995/roll051.xml

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