The Washington Times - January 16, 2009, 03:35PM

It’s got some rather melodramatic background music, but a new video message from the office of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer looks at how the Bush administration turned an inherited budget surplus into a deficit.

While discussing President Bush’s mismanagement of fiscal issues, the video’s tone is somber and jarring. But once Democratic leaders are shown, things are more upbeat and the segment ends with Hoyer himself vowing to work with both the incoming Obama administration and congressional Republicans to help bring back a balanced budget.

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