Who Said It: Bush or Obama?

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"I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody."
Bush
Obama
Obama said this to the infamous \"Joe the Plumber\" on a campaign stop in October 2008.
Bill Clinton

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"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
President Bush made this remark in a press conference about the financial bailout in September 2008.
Obama
Ronald Reagan

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"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
President-elect Obama uttered this line at a retreat for House Democrats in February 2009.
Joe Biden

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"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
This is President Bush, talking about the budget he sent to Congress in February 2001.
Obama
George H.W. Bush

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"Nothing is more important in the face of a war than cutting taxes."
Bush
Obama
Tom DeLay
This is neither Bush nor Obama -- it's former U.S. Representative Tom DeLay, speaking in March 2003.

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"The really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway."
Bush
President Bush let this one slip at a campaign stop in 2004.
Obama
Dan Quayle

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"You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime."
Bush
Obama
Obama made this promise repeatedly during his presidential campaign.
Ronald Reagan

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"I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office."
Bush
Obama
This is Obama at the House Democrats retreat again.
Bill Clinton

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"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
Bush made this interesting point on one of his last days in office in January 2009.
Obama
John McCain

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"Only the little people pay taxes."
Bush
Obama
Leona Helmsley
Nope, it's neither Commander in Chief (thank goodness). It's the Queen of Mean, Leona Helmsley.

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