The bottom line is Don you're wrong on this just like everything else. I'm going to try one more time to get this through your pea brain. The surplus was made up of social security and medicare surpluses. This is money that eventually was to go to social security and medicare. Bush took the money and used it for tax cuts. But the surpluses were real because the government took in more than it spent for two years. That is how a surplus is defined even in your universe.
Why does the U.S Treasury show a DEFICIT each year that Clinton was in office???? Are they "pea brains"??? Why isnt there an asterisk next to those "surplus" years?? Because the SURPLUS is a FARCE!!!!!
The social security and medicare surplus was supposed to be used later on. It was NOT supposed to be used for tax cuts. A trust fund is not considered part of a CURRENT surplus. So even theough the government took in more than it spent that money was meant for future use. Bush took the money that was meant for the future and used it for tax cuts. If you put savings into a college fund for your kid you still have savings but they're for the future. Bush is like a drunken father who takes his kids college money and drinks and gambles with it.