Stimulus vs. Bush Deficit

This post was written by marc on February 5, 2009
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

The Republicans are describing the trillion dollar stimulus saying, “If you started the day Jesus Christ was born and spent $1 million every day since then, you still wouldn’t have spent $1 trillion.” True enough. But let’s look at the bigger picture. The reason we are in this mess is because of the Republican spending under Bush where they took the position that “Reagan proved deficits don’t matter”.

So if you applied the same calculation to the Republican’s spending it wouldn’t be one million dollars a day, it would be over five million dollars a day. Yes, the Republican/Bush deficit is at least 5 times bigger than the stimulus package and the reason we have to do it is to fix the mess the Republicans left behind. It’s time for Republicans to get out of the way and let the grownups fix the problem.

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