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Who Said It: Bush or Obama?
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George W. Bush and Barack Obama obviously have strong differences of opinions about many, many things. But check out these quotes about economic matters -- could it be that these two aren't as far apart as we think?

"I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody."

  • Bush
  • Obama
  • Bill Clinton

"In the long run, we're going to be fine. You know, we're an innovative economy: We got smart, capable people, our workers are great, the small business sector is thriving and vibrant, we're productive people. And we'll get through this."

  • Bush
  • Obama
  • Ronald Reagan

"I don't care whether you're driving a hybrid or an SUV. If you're headed for a cliff, you have to change direction."

  • Bush
  • Obama
  • Joe Biden

"My plan reduces the national debt, and fast. So fast, in fact, that economists worry that we're going to run out of debt to retire."

  • Bush
  • Obama
  • George H.W. Bush

"Nothing is more important in the face of a war than cutting taxes."

  • Bush
  • Obama
  • Tom DeLay

"The really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway."

  • Bush
  • Obama
  • Dan Quayle

"You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime."

  • Bush
  • Obama
  • Ronald Reagan

"I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office."

  • Bush
  • Obama
  • Bill Clinton

"One of the very difficult parts of the decision I made on the financial crisis was to use hardworking people's money to help prevent there to be a crisis."

  • Bush
  • Obama
  • John McCain

"Only the little people pay taxes."

  • Bush
  • Obama
  • Leona Helmsley