Rafterman, the premise is simple. Bush created the situation Obama inherited. Obama is trying to fix it. Republicans are running interference to avoid his re-election. Should I explain again?
Anyway. the thread premise is true, although there are caveats. Republicans have blocked all new spending and tax increases are off the table. If Obama had full reigns, who knows what spending would have been like. It would be misleading to say Obama is solely responsible for it. By looking at the OP's chart, it looks like Republicans are only against spending when it's someone else doing the spending
I find it strange that you claim Obama is trying to fix things when you then go on to bring up the fact that the only reason he hasn't spent more is because congress has denied him.
Edited by ExpandMyMind, 23 July 2012 - 09:18 AM.