Waging an un-winable and costly war in rthe middle-east, ruined any chance for a balanced budget under BushII. But take that huge expense out of the picture, and Bush's budget had a chance to be balanced.
It was out of balance even before the war started.
Keep in mind what the Dems did to Bush's father......tricked him into breaking his "no new taxes" promise (we need more money George, to make the USA a better place). Then when BushI came up for re-election, held this broken promise against the guy, costing him an election, and bringing the slease-bag Clinton into power.
Funny, I always thought it was about doing what's right for the people, not about winning elections. Maybe there were other reasons for the loss, like gulf war? It's also pretty funny, that you call Clinton slease-bag, when he is one of the most respected US presidents ever, even despite the Monica scandal.
I really hope that the new bunch in the Whitehouse understand that more than half of the world HATES America, the only way America can sort this out is to stop interfering in the bad way that they have become known for, and only interfere when they actually should, such as Yugoslavia.
I disagree, the part of the world that hates America needs no reason to do so. Children in Middle-East are tought/brainwashed in schools that all their suffering is USAs fault, they are tought to hate. And the clueless European commie/green/socialists hate USA because it's hip to hate root-of-all-evil-Bush, USA, capitalist pigs that don't comply to Kioto treaty etc... If a western person HATES USA it means that they are pretty much retards and they should be ignored. Disagreeing with policy is one thing, but hating... especially for all their lame reasons.
And of course stop trying to financially crush the Cubans, let free trade go once more and experience "Bacardi", I found some really fascinating facts about Cuba from the CIA fact file, compare the country to the US.
Yeah, the embargo is something I cannot really understand. It must be pride. And both partys are probably afraid of angering cuban-americans and tipping the balance of power in Florida.