Posts Tagged ‘George W. Bush’
I have made much criticism of George W. Bush’s (no)tax and spend liberal policies in the past. The guy never met a spending bill he didn’t like! He contributed more national debt than any other President in the history of our country. But now his plan is becoming clear… The guy was a complete genius!
Republicans have been wanting to defund certain programs (NPR, Planned Parenthood, etc.) for decades! Now is the perfect opportunity. With spending on everything at the national level completely out of control and a deficit that even $60 billion in cuts won’t even make remotely close to being covered, defunding needs to take place at a radical level. I didn’t see W’s plan at first, but it is clear now the guy is a genius!
I keep hearing about how the Bush Administration and Congress don’t want the auto industry to fail. They don’t want the banking industry to fail. Yet most entrepreneurs will tell you that they’ve learned more from when they failed than when they succeeded. I’m betting that banks would learn more from failing than from getting bailed out.
There is something humbling about failure. There are so many lessons that come with failure. Perhaps the biggest is that we can recover. We can rebuild. We have it within our capacity to go beyond what we have failed at. That is the biggest life lesson we can ever learn, and I think it would behoove our Congress and President to let some of these businesses learn these valuable lessons.
There’s a lot of crap that Biden has been getting for his comment about terrorists testing America if Obama is elected. Was he referring to the Cuban Missile Crisis? Or was he referring to the attacks of September 11?
Let’s put things in perspective here, my friends (as John McCain would say). Bush, a politician with next to zero experience, gets elected and America is attacked. Were they planning the attacks before Bush was elected? Hell if I know. Would they have attacked if Gore was in office? Who knows.
Having a noob President who also happens to be a cowboy in office certainly would give the terrorists an additional incentive to attack us. It has been well documented that the terrorists are interested in bankrupting America. This is precisely the direction that Cowboy Bush and Congress have been taking us.
However, I’m willing to bet that a McCain presidency is far more likely to result in a terrorist attack on America than an Obama presidency. Why? Because John McCain has shown that he is willing to fight a “war on terror” by invading another country that had nothing to do with the terrorist attacks of September 11. McCain is willing to turn America into a communist country (ala voting for the communist bailout of failing banks in America) and send our soldiers into harms way with misguided and fabricated military intelligence.
Just think about it for a minute. Where was his 30 years of experience when he was sounding the war on Iraq trumpet? Where was all his wisdom when he cast his votes in Congress that put us into the situation we are in now? A lot of good that experience did for us over the last 8 years, right?
Anyone else notice something funny about Bush reasoning:
1. Just months ago, talk about how the economy is strong.
2. Witness the largest bank collapses in the history of the country
3. Tell America we need a $700 billion bailout
If Bush was so incredibly wrong about the economy several months back, why would we take his economic advice and push through an urgent $700 billion bailout?
Especially when he has taken no action in his administration to correct the issues. Like, perhaps firing the head of the SEC as John McCain suggested.
One more thing that is really giving me a good chuckle is everyone pointing fingers at Slick Willy for lowering the requirements for obtaining mortgages. That was over eight years ago. It doesn’t take more than a year (in any state in our entire union) for a bank to foreclose on a home. In most cases, it will be less than 6 months. If these people were so unworthy of being home owners, why were they able to own their homes for the last 7.5+ years?
I’ll give you a hint: It had something to do with the economy and an outhouse. According to RealtyTrac, foreclosures were up 121% over the 2nd quarter of last year and foreclosures are nearly double what they were for the 1st quarter of 2006.
This is about people losing their jobs and their businesses, not being unfit for a mortgage. While there are certainly examples of people unfit for a mortgage getting a home, the massive increase in foreclosures is not because people were unfit. It is because of failed economic policies and failed foreign policy that have sucked trillions of dollars out of the US economy.
One more thing for the W cronies that point the fingers at Slick W. How the hell can you blame people who spend more than they are making? Look at your own administration and the massive deficit this administration has been operating our entire country. The pot is truly calling the kettle black my two-faced friend!
What do the Clintons and the Bushes have in common?
Besides having been the only two families to reside in the White House for the last 20 years, they have an additional quality that is unfolding in front of our eyes.
George W. Bush lost the 2000 popular vote, and it has been argued that he even lost the electoral vote if recounts in Florida were taken into account. There are thousands of articles, blogs, etc. about how the Bush family stole the election of 2000. Heck! There was even a movie about it.
It is amazing how history is prone to repeat itself when unchecked power is at play.