Here is something for your consideration, if you’re an American.
Some government accounting figures about US federal government annual budget finances.
1981 deficit (Carter’s last budget, inherited by Reagan): $79 billion
1984 deficit , last year of Reagan’s first term: $185.4 billion
2009 deficit (Bush’s last budget, inherited by Obama): $1.413 trillion
2012 estimated deficit: $1.327 trillion
Reagan first term, comparing first year to last: deficit increased about $106 billion
Obama first term, comparing first year to last: deficit decreased about $86 billion
Now, somebody say something about “Obama’s out of control spending increasing the deficit” and “Reagan’s fiscally responsible government”.
Let’s spell this out, because this is important. This is a clue about the big differences you get between dealing with actual facts of reality versus people squawking what they’re told they’re supposed to think like a halfwit parrot.
Please act accordingly.