From The Volokh Conspiracy:
“…in the first three years of the Bush administration, non-defense discretionary outlays will have risen by 20.8 percent. This compares to a .7% decrease in such spending for the first three years of the Clinton administration…”
That first 3 years of the Clinton presidency, by the way, was before the Republicans took the House and Senate.
Not exactly what Rush and the rest of The Party would have you believe.