|Spending Increase Per Term|
How does Obama stack up to other presidents?
Regan's 1st term - 8.7%
Regan's 2nd term - 4.9%
Bush Snr - 5.4%
Clinton's 1st term - 3.2%
Clinton's 2nd term - 3.9%
Bush Jr's 1st term - 7.3%
Bush Jr's 2nd term - 8.1%
Obama 1st term - 1.4%
Do you really trust that The GOP will make the cuts needed? Oh they'll make cuts.
They'll make cuts that will cost seniors $6,500 more a year in out of pocket expendatures do to allowing insurers to refuse coverage which increases the strain on Medicare forcing out many seniors from even recieving benefits.
They'll shift medicare onto the states that isn't designed to keep up with actual health care costs.
They'll repeal the Affordable Care Act and let the insurance companies go back to business as usual where they can deny you coverage when ever they want which would effect tens of millions of Americans not to meantion the more than 30,000,000 Americans who would loose their coverage right away.
They'll slash education. Ryan and Romney won't tell you where exactly they'll make the cuts within education but the reduction is there...they just don't want to be pin down to so they can claim make claims like "Pell grants don't have to change". But the truth of the matter is that cuts would have to be made some where.
They'll slash programs for the very poor and disadvantage. Programs like food stamps. Programs that help poor children get the nutrician they need.
They'll also make the rich get richer. 3 Trillion dollars in tax cuts that will benifit only the top 2%. Mitt Romney would end up paying less then 1% in taxes under the Romney-Ryan plan. Ironically 1% might be more then Romney has paid in some years in the last decade. But until he releases his tax returns we'll not know.