It's The Economy, STUPID!!
While the early 1990s economy was on a deliberate, shallow climb from the "Read my lips....." era of President George H.W. Bush (41), then-candidate "Slick-Willie" Clinton with Algore, kept beating us over the head with:
"....the worst economy in the last 50 years!" and
"It's the economy, stupid!"
People--"Slick-Willie's" own KoolAid drinkers--bought into the slogans of "Slick's" bumper-sticker campaign, his--poll driven--bumper-sticker administration. The "Slick-and-Algore Show" continued their foray into advanced socialism for eight years. While "Slick-Willie" continued his dalliances with 'the hired help;' screwing everything that walked--including the taxpayer--muslim terrorists were hard-at-work, planning many and various attacks on the United States and it's overseas assets.
In the '90s--during "Slick's" two terms--"PayGo" was the largely ignored 'theme-of-the-day.' In essence, the plan demanded that new spending legislation be 'paid-for' by spending cuts in other areas or the much-beloved tax increases. The 1990s "PayGo" legislation conveniently expired in 2002 and was never brought up again until 2007.
George W. Bush beat Algore after ump-teen Florida recounts and became president on January 20, 2001. Just nine-months later, Al Qaeda brought down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center! This and various other security and diplomatic measures caused a 26% rise in deficit spending, to $378.2 BILLION; B-I-L-L-I-O-N!!
The 2006 mid-term election brought a 1-seat owe-bamacRATic majority in the Senate, a 31-seat majority in the House of Representatives. After Nancy PORKlosi was elected Speaker of the House, she made the following statements:
(November 8, 2006; On MSNBC-Brian Williams interview:)
"No new deficit spending, no new bridges to nowhere, heaping mountains of debt on our children."
(December 12, 2006; During a speech after the elections:)
"demo-[owe-bama]-cRATs are committed to ending years of irresponsible budget policies that have produced historic deficits. Instead of piling trillions of dollars of debt onto our children and grandchildren, we will restore 'pay-as-you-go' budget discipline."
Senator 'pinky' reid--incoming Senate Majority Leader--also blathered about:
(November 12, 2006; On CBS News-Bob Scheiffer interview:)
"If you want to have a new program, figure out a way to pay for it without raising taxes."
Statements of these two legislative miscreants attempted to re-ignite interest in largely ignored legislation forcing the Congress to curtail their "tax-and-spend" budgetary philosophy. I estimate the re-ignition lasted all of about twenty-minutes!! Then prevailing 'ignorance' resumed!!
On January 20,2009--to re-invigorate the "Slick-Willie" Era of screwing-the-public--"Clown Prince ZERO-bama, the Narcissist" was immaculated. The first day "Clownie" went to play in The Oval Office, the national debt was still just over $10 TRILLION (December, 2008-$10.7 TRILLION)!! An emperor in his own mind, the "Clown" started down the path of "empire equalization." Rather than institute fiscal policies that would raise world-wide standards of living, "Clown Prince ZERO-bama, the Narcissist" went about lowering the American standard of living to the best (or worst) of his abilities!!
To express his hatred for the United States in general--and his hatred for the accomplished i.e., the rich--"Clown Prince ZERO-bama, the Narcissist" went about his 'scorched economy' style destruction, simultaneously in two directions. The PORKlus bill to reward his supporters, contributors and voters came into being in February, 2009-with funds borrowed largely from China. His attempt at "Cap-and-Trade" legislation--where your utility bills will 'necessarily sky-rocket'--was soundly defeated while owe-bamaKare was a minor 'success (with major consequences!),' supported by congressional socio-fascists.
Since "The Grand Immaculation," the national debt has been increased by $6 TRILLION in less than three-years! Yes, that's right! Over Two-Trillion-Bucks a year, on average!! Currently--as illustrated by the national debt clock (http://www.usdebtclock.org/index.html --the United States Government OUT-SPENDS it's income by $1.3 TRILLION each year. If you and I ran our checkbooks that way, we'd have been in jail for the last ump-teen years!! That's exactly where the likes of George Soros (an owe-bama handler-by-proxy), most of the Congressional Ruling Class of any party as well as all of the current regime should reside for the next decade, at least. Now there's a job creator: building the prisons to house all these miscreants!!
'Splain to me again, why YOU elected "Clown Prince ZERO-bama, the Narcissist?!?"