In just two and half years, [Democrats have] increased federal spending a trillion dollars. It took George W. Bush, the largest spender since President Johnson, eight years to accomplish this.
The national debt stood at $10.6 trillion when Barack Obama became president. Now, two and a half years later, it's at $14.3 trillion -- a 40-percent increase.
Today 1.5 million less Americans are working than when Barack Obama became president and unemployment stands at 9.2 percent.West's gentlemanly behavior | CURE - Star Parker
now, i'm sure there are those who will blame this on G.W.Bush... but at some point, Democrats have to take ownership... and the proposed debt reduction put forward by the Democrats must definitively prove it's viability... ten-year plans are not what we need... that is simply "kicking the can" to another generation... it kicks it past the election in 2012, 2016, and 2020... the political party which holds office and power now needs to form a plan for now... half-measures and rhetoric will not do.
so, the Democrats can continue to blame Republicans for failures... and they probably will... but there is no excuse for their own lack of leadership.
and this, like nothing else, will be remembered.