Not really a counter argument, more like historical fact. The Bush administration turned projected surpluses into huge deficits. That's a fact. It's not one side of the story, it is the story.Quote:
The disingenous part of me wants to point out that the economy under Mr. Obama sank to depths Bush the Younger never even glimpsed, but I suppose the counter argument would be that BTY threw his frat party and then bailed before the landlord showed up, leaving BHO to deal with the comatose naked people and empty beer kegs everywhere.
Basic math. If you stop taking in as much revenue, while launching wars and simultaneously increasing the size of the govt. there will be a financial crisis. That it doesn't start until nearly the next POTUS's term doesn't mean he did it. It means trickle down policies caused the great recession.
Deregulation, tax cuts for upper earners, voter suppression, gutting public services...these things are shown to be harmful. That the rich Republicans can persuade so many of the poor to support this, at their own expense, shows how badly the educational system has been preparing young adults for critical thinking.