If Only Obama Had Been An Irresponsible Spender Like Bush Was

It’s fashionable, of late, for the left to justify Obama’s run-away deficit spending by criticizing his predecessor George W. Bush’s deficit spending. And there’s some validity in that. Bush and Republicans overspent too and added significantly to the national debt.

But it’s worth keeping in mind that while Bush and Republicans were no paragons of thriftiness, Obama is in a class all his own.

The evidence is in this comparison worked up by Randall Hoeven:

ABush vs. Obama is like comparing a slow boat to national insolvency to a rocket ship to national insolvency, but the comparison is worthwhile just to illustrate how radical spending growth has been under Obama.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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