"Know in your heart that all things are possible. We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none ever happened." -Libby Fudim
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The Republic isn't safe when the legislature is in session.
If you take a factual statement that Bush was behind the elimination of PayGo rules as evidence of blaming everything on Bush then you must hate history that has not been written by apologists and polemicists. The bankrupting of our country over the last eight years was clearly promoted by the actions of the Bush administration which was quite explicit about its belief that the deficit was not very important. I believe that has a great deal to do with our current economic problems. I find it ironic that the same people who said nothing about Bush's deficits are now saying the world as we know it will end as a result of Obama's continuation of deficits similar to those incurred by Bush.
However, I believe Bush's policies do not excuse policies by the Obama administration that make the problem worse. Rather, it demands that the new administration work even harder to reverse the disaster that it inherited. It is both wrong and stupid to blame the current administration for what it inherited. It is entirely appropriate to blame the current administration for what it does to make things better or worse. As I have noted before, I reluctantly believe that the efforts to stimulate the economy through increased spending are risky but justified. I do not believe that the same is true of a budget that projects on-going large deficits after the economy begins to grow again. I believe that will perpetuate the types of problems we are now experiencing as a result of Bush's failures.
I believe that the PayGo approach developed in 1990 was a good strategy for managing the budget in times of growth. I hope it will be reinstated and that there will be no exceptions for tax cuts, war funding, health care funding, or any other cause regardless of merits. If the cause is worth the cost, we should pay it immediately rather than leaving it for our children. If it is not worth the cost, we should forget it.
"That's exactly how you operate as well.
Anything Obama and the Progressives do is either OK or Bush's fault."
Show me where I said you said "the ends justify the means."
You do however excuse everything the progressive liberals say & do, or blame it on Bush.
It took 3 posts for you to do exactly that.
Stan b & Elvis
I do not excuse everything done by progressives. I blame Bush for what I believe are the bad things he did. When "progressives" do the same things, I blame progressives for those actions in the same way. I believe that running deficits in a growing economy is a bad thing. I don't care who does it. That is very different from what you are implying in your statement.
Just a hunch, but maybe that's the kind of stuff Road Kill is referring to.
I'll take the river down to still water and ride a pack of dogs.