This tells the story of why Bush was so bad at the end of his term.

Don’t just skim over this, it’s not very long -- read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out!

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:

January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress.

At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77

The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%

The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH

Remember the day...

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?


Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA!

And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?OBAMA and the Democrat Congress!

So when someone tries to blame Bush:


Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

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  • mach570..I really don't care "whose" jobs bill they pass as long as it helps the middle class and poor. Labeling everything that goes through Congress either Dem or Rep doesn't mean squat to me as long as it benefits the country. If you ask me they all (Dems and Repubs) need to start working period. All of these vacations and breaks are totally not needed because they do "NOTHING"! Why do you need a break from doing nothing?! All they do any more is campaign and beg corporations and lobbyist for money to line their campaign coffers. Compromise is NOT a dirty word and they need to apply it or we are all screwed.

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  • uk I was with you until you through in Obama's job bill. The House of Representatives has passed nummerous bills that can't even get a vote in the Senate. So I think you and I should stick with blamming the House and Senate, they are the true reason. Just a side note. Per his recent use of the executive orders and bypassing congress, why dosn't he just use the executive order to spend our money and create jobs?????????

  • wbe...i had trouble finding a job too after leaving a job in good standing. However, you should not let the fact that you were consistently employed for 15 years prior go unnoted. You basically have since 1993 for the country's job rate to change. I can tell you for a fact that I searched for a job a lot longer when I graduated college in 2003 than I did when I looked for a new job a year ago. Can my personal anecdote be used to say Bush's economic policies were the reason it was so difficult for to find a job?

  • wbe...I am truly sorry your family is having such a hard time. But I don't think you can lay all the blame at the president's feet. If Congress and the Senate would get their act togather and start governing instead of worrying about being re-elected then perhaps they could get this economy working for the working class people again. All they seemed concerned with lately is the big corporations and special interest groups. The president has given them a jobs bill but because of politics and them wanting to defeat the president they do nothing. I pray that you can find a job and be able to move on with your life.

  • I can give you guys a very simple concise agreement with the above. I have worked regularly, with great performance since I was 15 years old. 15.9 with the same employer. In June 2008, six months recently after Obama took office I had a life changing event - one which forced me to temporarily (I thought) resign (in good standing)from my place of employment. I have been actively, obsessively seeking employment since about 6 months after that. 300+ applications at least; I stopped counting a while ago. We've lost or sold nearly everything we own and are quite literally at the verge of homelessness. Other than my child, we eat one modest meal a day because it's all we can afford. We've downsized homes, sold our second car...I could go on and on. My work history and my immaculate background is NOT one that should be followed by a story like this. Period. I've never looked for work for over three years when ANYONE has been in office before. EVER. And I wish he had to live like I do.

  • The fact is that the Democrats in Congress actually were under Democratic control for only a few months. The fact is that once the Republicans started filibustering EVERYTHING in the Senate, there was no 60 supermajority with the likes of Joe Loserman, Ben Nelson and Blanche Lincoln in the mix. The fact is that we have never been under the influence of Democratic policies during the Obama administration for these reasons. It is a classic case of when the pot calls the kettle reckless (feckless).

  • You really don't expect chaz to use facts in an argument, do you? I'm afraid that would be asking too much. ;-)

  • What about the Federal Housing Finance Reform Act (written by a Republican) in 2005 that would have created more oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that George Bush vetoed? The recession started in December 2007. I can't believe you're really trying to pin the recession on 11 months of Democrat-controlled Congress. Be a Republican, that's great. Just please make your point based off all of the facts, and not ones that you can pick and choose from.

  • But remember who had the veto pen....(BUSH). Or did he not know how to use it. HMMMMMMM