Over at a place called “Pragmatic Capitalist”, they’ve got a “Chart of the Day” purporting to show that President Obama isn’t a big spender. Like all the dishonest hack pushing that meme, they do this by blaming 2009 spending on Bush. I left the following comment:
I’d spend time responding to you, but the fundamental dishonesty you show by assigning 2009 spending to Bush shows there’s no point.
Who signed the 2009 budget? Obama. Who passed the 2009 budget? A Democrat controlled Congress.
Did you include the 2009 Democrat “stimulus” in with that 2009 “Bush spending”?
Did you include TARP in the Bush spending? Did you add that one time only expenditure to the “Obama baseline”? Did you subtract TARP repayments from Obama’s spending, or from Bush’s spending?
Did you add the Iraq military spending to Bush’s total? Did you credit Obama with “cutting spending” for the (planned by Bush) decrease in military spending in Iraq?
Do you have the slightest shred of honor or decency, or are you just a left-wing propagandist?