HMS_Blinkin: Good work, guys. Keep on attacking the guy who hasn't been in power for over 14 years. Way to stay current./seriously, are they trying to re-write history on the Clinton admin now?
theknuckler_33: goorange: fark Clinton, he made nafta and ruined AmericaClinton made nafta... lol!
DrPainMD: PainInTheASP: Clinton's large budget surpluses also owe much to the Social Security tax on payrolls. Social Security taxes now bring in more than the cost of current benefits, and the "Social Security surplus" makes the total deficit or surplus figures look better than they would if Social Security wasn't counted. But even if we remove Social Security from the equation, there was a surplus of $1.9 billion in fiscal 1999 and $86.4 billion in fiscal 2000. So any way you count it, the federal budget was balanced and the deficit was erased, if only for a while.FactCheck.org (pops goes the talking point)Then I guess the Treasury Department's official figures are wrong?
DrPainMD: Then I guess the Treasury Department's official figures are wrong?
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