By Dennis Lowery
The economic problems we face today as a nation weren't caused by the current administration or the public-at-large (unless you want to attribute as part of the cause their voting for the politicians and lawmakers in office 2000--2008 who are largely responsible).
Those who try to blame the current administration or to shift the blame to something else are avoiding taking responsibility for their own mistakes. Those people that parrot them... who decry where we are without thinking and discovering for themselves what truly is at the root of the problems need to wise up.
Or maybe they really don’t view them as mistakes—many of them fall in the category of the “rich that got richer” or the herd that follows them thinking no mistakes were made (by them).
Those that benfitted most just want to "shout" and shift attention away from the facts and those that "follow" but don't question just do as they are "told and are never the wiser".
Following is an excerpt from an interesting article (and link to the full article):
Suppose we restrict ourselves to talking about the deficit, and ask: What happened to the budget surplus the federal government had in 2000?
The answer is three main things. First, there were the Bush tax cuts, which added roughly $2 trillion to the national debt over the last decade. Second, there were the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which added an additional $1.1 trillion or so. And third was the Great Recession, which led both to a collapse in revenue and to a sharp rise in spending on unemployment insurance and other safety-net programs.