seoulsearcher saidDidn't the right lose all factual credibility concerning vacations already? Remember when they erroneously stated that it would $2 billion for Obama to go to India?
Meanwhile, the Iraq war was going to cost $80 billion and pay for itself through oil.....$3-6 Trillion later, no complaints from the GOP. That's $9,000 to 18,000 for every man woman and child in the US for a war that shouldn't have happened.
Better count those pennies, conservatives! (as the dollar bills go flying away in the breeze unnoticed.)
Who claimed that it would be paid for by oil?
Not literally. One of the arguments was after liberation, we would have increased trade with Iraq (no more sanctions).
The larger picture is that the right isn't terribly good with numbers. Bush tax cuts and the war are prime examples.
Admittedly, Obama has a higher deficit. However, this is because he also faced the second worst economic disaster in our nation's history. He knew that austerity wouldn't work (Greece anyone?).
The odd thing is that instead of admitting that the tax cuts were a failed policy and that the Reinvestment Act actually contributed to decreasing unemployment and helped stabilize the economy, the exact opposite is being told on the right.