Actually the numbers I cite are from George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers. So, if someone was playing politics, draw your own conclusion.
"There was no surplus"
"The feds never balanced the budget"
According to the Economic Report of the President, 2008 the federal government had a surplus for fiscal years 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
A fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 of the following year with the year designated by the year in which it ends. Thus FY 2001 ran from Oct. 1, 2000 to Sept. 30, 2001. So there were in fact 4 years of surplus. I used the 2008 report because it was prepared by George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisors.
The Health Insurance Exchanges only allow people seeking health insurance to compare private companies. They have nothing to do with health care and certainly will not ration health care. The amount of misinformation floating around about the Affordable Care Act is incredible.
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