I listen to Sean Hannity coming home from work, and let me say, that Parrot on your profile is very fitting, because that's what you're doing with his talking points.
How do i argue these points with someone that does not even know the budget process, but continues to spew this BS all over the place.
Look, i paid for my education, now how about you do your part, and we will start with something simple like WHEN Bush's last budget was over, huh?
Then look up what the debt was that month and then see how wrong you are.
I looked around to see where he was getting his numbers from, and I found a few places that repeated the same thing. His numbers only work if you don't take into account inflation, which of course makes no sense.
Actually, i just checked my figures, because i just post them from memory, and he is even more off than I thought.
US debt at the end of Bush's last budget according to wikpedia ~12.8 trillion.
Our debt today according to the debt clock ~16.2 trillion.
Obama has added ~3.4 trillion to the debt, end of story.
He also didn't allow for inflation because it did not help his argument, if it did help his beloved republicans he would have, that's why listening to partisan sources or partisan people doesn't make much sense, you just never get the real story.
In my opinion the essential issue of this election is who do we want to nominate, probably, two judges for the Supreme Court... since Romney, a centrist at heart and, probably, very close to President Obama on most social issues, has forged a recent track record of pandering to the extreme elements of his party, I think that a second Obama presidency is a matter of urgency. Romney does not strike me as a person able to take the long view on issues and Obama has already promoted two moderates to a court that is somewhat out of balance. Truthfully, the court needs a real leftist or two, but neither man will be brave enough to attempt to make this balancing necessity a reality.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Heller was far from a basic case... actually, i don't think many things that make it to the Supreme Court can be titled as basic cases, but especially not in the issue of Heller, since it is in regards to the District, which is unique in all aspects of law.