"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's budget chief blamed the faltering economy and the bipartisan stimulus package for the record $482 billion deficit the White House predicted for the 2009 budget year.
President Bush inherited a budget surplus of $128 billion when he took office in 2001 but has since posted a budget deficit every year."
The faltering economy and $600.00 checks.
That's the problem.
The average price of a barrel of oil in 2001 was $23.00. A gallon of gas was $1.70.
In July of 2008 the price of a barrel of oil topped $147.00. A gallon of gas was over $4.00.
It's not the $10 BILLION A MONTH we are spending in Iraq! That's not the problem
It's not the Bush tax cuts to his wealthiest pals who need it the least. That's not the problem.
It's not the collapse of the housing market undermined by predatory, unregulated, sub-prime loans.
It's not the instability in the oil markets created by Bush's invasion of Iraq and inflammatory rhetoric towards Iran while completely ignoring the Israeli/Palestinian issue for 8 fucking years. That's not the problem.
No. Those things have nothing to do with the roller coaster nose dive from a $128 billion dollar surplus to a $482 billion dollar deficit.
No, it's our fault for not buying more shit. Shame on us for not becoming poorer to make rich people richer.
Why do we hate America? Why do we want the terrorists to win?
BAD middle class Americans! BAD! We brought this shit on ourselves!