The president, be it George Bush or Barack Obama, does not control the purse strings. Paulsen may have been the architect, but the trillions you lay on Bush's doorstep originated and passed in a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, then passed a Democratic controlled Senate. They could have said no.
You also seem to gloss over the roles played by critical Democrats in creating the house of cards known as "the housing collapse," from Jimmy Carter, to Bill Clinton, to Janet Reno. Force banks to lend money to bums, then act surprised when they can't pay the loans back? That doesn't fly.
Both parties have their own parochial agendas as their primary focus, and neither gives a tinker's damn about this country.
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