Where do you? Oh I know from Democrat propaganda. Where do you get the idea Presidents control the budget? They don't CONGRESS does. A Presidents influence on the budget is entirely determined by the make up of the Congress from he might as well not waste the paper his REQUEST is written to having some influence based on his party holding one or both houses of the Congress. When the Republicans controlled the Congress with Bush43 as President the deficit hit a one year high of $400B in 2004 as we went from recession to recovery. HIs tax rate cuts began to phase in in 2003 with full phase in in 2006. Because the cuts were having enough effect, they were were too small, Congress voted to accelerate that phase in a fully implemented them. The economy took and we had 52 months of full employment with average labor participation rates, rising incomes, steady GDP growth and tax revenues SOARED and by 2007 they had brought the deficit down to a paltry $161B. THAT was the last Bush/Republican deficit heading to surplus. The Democrats then took control of the Congress and immediately increased spending in 2008 by 9%, only that much because Bush threatened to veto any higher and then in 2009 took him completely out of the picture and increased spending 18% taking that last Republican deficit of that measly $161B to their WHOPPING $1,400B in just TWO YEARS. They then kept the deficit over $1,000B for the next four years and it only came down after the Republican sequester. The Democrats never even came close to the WORST Republicans deficit let alone that final $161B deficit the Republicans produced. So tell me how 52 months of full employment, rising incomes, soaring tax revenues and solid GDP growth cause the recession and the explosion of Democrat spending and their HUGE deficits and more than doubling of the debt? I'll ask you the same question. Which capital gains rate produced the highest tax revenues to the treasury Clinton's 29% rate? Gingrich/Kaisch's 20% rate? Bush43's 15% rate?