What I would say to any Republican that blames Obama:
Most of the policies that are still accumulating debt under Obama’s administration BEGAN under Bush (tax cuts for the rich, war, etc.). How can you blame Obama for policies that were implemented before Obama even took office? What was Obama supposed to do, leave Iraq right when he took the oath of office? Obviously Obama was going to finish the Iraq War responsibly, even though war costs would be included under his Administration’s debt total. But the point is, a large majority of Obama’s debt is either from policies that began under Bush (war, tax cuts for the rich, etc.) -OR- it is from trying to prevent an even worse recession that BEGAN under Bush. A fairer way would be to see which policies have added to our debt, and then look at which President implemented those policies. The point is, polices can begin under one administration, and then carry over into another administration (ie: two wars, tax cuts for the wealthy, etc.) Oh and Obama is spending money on stimulus packages meant to prevent our country from going into an even deeper recession. I’m all for Obama spending money on stimulus packages and other policies to prevent an even worse recession. What’s funny is that Bush’s debt causing policies were of war and tax cuts for the rich, while Obama is spending money trying to clean up the economic mess Bush left us with. See the difference in priorities?
Furthermore, Republicans won’t let Obama pay for his policies because they actually believe cutting taxes for the rich helps us (even though all the rich do is either create jobs overseas, or they hire American citizens at low wages with little to no benefits). Trickle down economics is a scam, and it sucks you’ve bought into voting against your own best interests and defending the rich. But thanks for launching class warfare against the American middle class and destroying it. The top 1% is laughing all the way to the bank with all the subsidies, loop holes, tax breaks, and other GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS we give them, while the rest of us struggle and are called a culture of “dependency” (even though corporations receive more government welfare, assistance and, money than the poor). Ironically, it is the poor who actually need the help considering how much the top 1% has legally stolen from us by buying our political system and changing the laws to benefit their interests.