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My family was robbed President Bush

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posted on May, 29 2008 @ 12:39 AM
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This will be a long post so please be patient.

Yes, my family was robbed by "president" bush (upper case for proper name not needed for thieves). I'm 36 years old and a proud single father of 2 loving children. I woke up recently to find myself in a extreme financial bind and now I am forced to live paycheck to paycheck.

Let me explain...

1. I was robbed of my dignity
I have to trade in my loose change to go to work
2. We have been robbed of our family
We can't afford to visit them
3. My children have been robbed of their childhood
I can't afford the toys they want
4. We have been robbed of our health
Being forced to eat cheap non-nutritous foods
5. We have been robbed of our appearance
Our clothes are slowly fading away
I can't afford a hair cut for myself, I wear a ballcap instead
6. We are being robbed of our safety
Almost can't afford auto insurance
7. and so on... and so on...
8. and soon to get worse

I'm sure some or alot of you can relate as to what I am saying. I say this without sarcasm. We have been robbed. I will explain.

In 1987 I became a licesned driver. Cost of gas? $.95
sourcewww.1980sflashback.com...

In 1989 I joined the US NAVY. Cost of gas? $1.12
sourcewww.1980sflashback.com...

In 1991 I was discharged from service. Cost of gas? $1.16
sourcewww.1990sflashback.com...

In 1996 I was married and had my first child. Cost of gas? $1.23

In 1998 my second child was born. Cost of gas? $1.06 WOW!!!!! what? Thank you Bill Clinton.
sourcewww.1990sflashback.com...

In 2001 george w. bush took office. Cost of gas? About $1.70. This is where the fun begins

Here is a historical chart of gas prices from 2001 (bush's term)
sourcewww.eia.doe.gov...

Keep in mind the price after 2004 when this loser was re-elected.

Just because you hold an office in this countries government doesn't give you the right to break the law.

So the question that I have is this?

What would you do if you and your family were robbed in the middle of the night and you caught the rat bastard before he got away?




posted on May, 29 2008 @ 12:57 PM
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I'm sure probably a lot of you want to say something in response. This thread has had a lot of views.

Mr. George Bush is officially on my "Piece of Crap" list.

He invites football players, baseball players, actors, and so on to the white house for meet and greet luncheons. People who if the price of gas hit $100 per gallon that wouldn't make any difference to.

Why not invite me or my neighbors over to the white house for a chit chat. Oh ya, because by our hard work pays his salary.

Do the math. One baseball player with a 1 year contract of $10 million dollars, equates out to $100,000 per year for 100 years.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not mad at the baseball player. It's just that he doesn't mind being in the company that the price of oil makes no difference to.

How about being in the company of myself and my neighbors for a chit chat luncheon?

I thought so you hipocrit!



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 01:05 PM
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I live on $200 a week and have everything I need and live 10 miles from work, 20 miles from family, and 30 miles from my kids. I don't do without, because I live within my means and don't have to have everything I want. I'm comfortable and am not anxious of anything, so your rant on blaming Bush (you don't get to change the rules of capitalization BTW), is nothing but you crying because your lifestyle is changing too fast for you to accept.

Change is always good when you can afford it, but when it affects you then the crocodile tears begin to flow like rivers of honey.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 01:11 PM
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$200 per week? I take it you live in your car/truck. That must be why your kids live 30 miles away from you. Farther than anything else you mention. I'm not attacking you or your lifestyle.

I just don't settle for less for myself or my family.

Sure, some of my examples my be exagerated a bit. But not one president has had such an effect on everyone's lifestyle within my lifetime.

I don't think it's a coincidence.



[edit on 29-5-2008 by gauncents]



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 01:16 PM
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I've yet to hear any of the economic geniuses here explain how the President, be it Bush or Clinton, controls the price of commodities.

I would argue that Congressional bans on expanding oil supply over the last 30 years are directly related to increase in the price of gas. If anybody robbed you it's the bozos who keep voting in ideologically misguided Congressmen who have prevented the U.S. from increasing supplies of oil to meet exponentially growing demand.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 01:21 PM
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Suggestion, sell your computer, sell your cell phone, sell your cable/satellite TV, if you smoke give up cigarettes,...
Poverty is all relative.

I hear this complaint all the time that the economy is bad.
Maybe it's finally getting there but I've been hearing about this for seven years now, yet I don't understand why the unemployment rate is still not as alarming as most people make it out to be.

???

I'm not happy about the gas prices either but remember, driving is a privilege, not a right.

[edit on 29-5-2008 by Alxandro]

[edit on 29-5-2008 by Alxandro]



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 01:36 PM
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I aint just bitching about driving.

Everything we buy is relative to the price of gas.

A bottle of water costs more. But is water a right or a priviledge?



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 02:23 PM
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I can understand.

Because of gas getting so expensive my family would have been homeless if it weren't for the fact that my siblings and I are all lod enough to work.

So we helped out my Mom and stepfather so we wouldn't lose our house.

It is amazing how something like rising gas prices can have such a huge impact.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 03:31 PM
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Yes I agree, change is good. Without change you become stagnet.

As Mark Twain once said..."If you alway do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got!"

There is different direction of change. The way our country is going and thinking is not in a positive direction. Motion creates emotion. I would have to agree that the state of our country is a very emotional one right now.

I hate to say this, but I believe our country is on the verge of another civil war. History always repeats itself i.e. clothes, music. and so on.

The civil war had a lot to do with slavery. I believe that our country is experiencing another form of slavery. Slavery by definition is bondage: the state of being under the control of another person.

You can only poke an alligator (the public) with a stick (the government) so long before the alligator bites back.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by gauncents
In 1998 my second child was born. Cost of gas? $1.06 WOW!!!!! what? Thank you Bill Clinton.
sourcewww.1990sflashback.com...


Wasn't Clinton one of the people behind the US switching over to foreign oil? I do remember good ol' John Denver writing him a letter, thanking him for just that.


Originally posted by gauncentsA bottle of water costs more. But is water a right or a priviledge?


What, don't have tap water?


Originally posted by gauncents4. We have been robbed of our health - Being forced to eat cheap non-nutritous foods


You mean like Clinton, trying to pass off Salsa as a vegatable. And not to leave out the Republicans, Reagan trying to pass off Ketchup as a veggie, too


Originally posted by gauncentsHe invites football players, baseball players, actors, and so on to the white house for meet and greet luncheons. People who if the price of gas hit $100 per gallon that wouldn't make any difference to.

Why not invite me or my neighbors over to the white house for a chit chat. Oh ya, because by our hard work pays his salary.


Clinton was inviting everybody and their brother from Hollyweird to spend the night at the White House before his handlers told him to knock it off.


Originally posted by gauncents3. My children have been robbed of their childhood - I can't afford the toys they want


Tell them they are made in China and you're boycotting.


And the reason I was using Clinton as an example is because he was the last man in office prior to Bush. I'm willing to be all the guys before him were jerks in one way or another, too.

Dude, things might be hard, but I always think they could be a lot worse. I think everyone has to alter their lifestyles at this time. Blaming one person in the government doesn't help, it just makes a person bitter. See it as an opportunity to change and grow.












[edit on 29-5-2008 by jerico65]



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 04:17 PM
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I understand your stance.
Can you honestly tell me that this country has been screwed more under anyone else's watch than Bush's in modern times?

It's just not a coincidence. Yes my examples are strong and yours as well.

Yes I could drink tap water.

Clothes are more expensive as well. I suppose I could wear a garbage bag. You see, you can argue both sides of the equation. I am merely on my pulpit to express my opinion and am more than willing to accept yours as well and from others.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 04:30 PM
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I completely sympathize with you. As I was recently living by paycheck to paycheck and at one point only had 2.36 in my account for 3 months!! I'm sure that list could be expanded and almost all (Who aren't in the oil business) will agree times now suck and will (Hopefully) get better once the tyrant is out of office. Their is just to much bush has done "stupidly" and people in their cushy seats at congress seem to not want to do anything immediately or do anything further ( not counting those 300 checks those do nothing when Auto Insurance is 200).



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 04:34 PM
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Originally posted by Leviatano
not counting those 300 checks those do nothing when Auto Insurance is 200).


Well put.

Ya, gee thanks for the couple of bucks. I'll fill up my car this week. And fill my fridge with groceries.

Do you think they will send us another check when gas is $5.00? How about $6.00

How far will it go before someone actually snaps! That statement I am dead serious about.

It has happened in the past and will happen again. Someone will do harm to prove a point or make a stance.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by gauncents
I understand your stance.
Can you honestly tell me that this country has been screwed more under anyone else's watch than Bush's in modern times?


You mean like FDR, who they now think his New Deal actually extended the Great Depression?

Or Truman, who had a lower, or at least the same, approval rating as Bush?

Or Johnson, and his "Great Society", which turned out to be a failure?



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by gauncents
Clothes are more expensive as well. I suppose I could wear a garbage bag. You see, you can argue both sides of the equation. I am merely on my pulpit to express my opinion and am more than willing to accept yours as well and from others.


Here's a suggestion that might help.

Instead of whining about being a victim, try this.

Focus your life on adding massive value to other people. If you do this consistently on a daily basis instead of looking for what you have a "right" to or who victimized you, everything will work out.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 05:07 PM
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This thread is going to become a duplicate of the one we had a oouple of weeks ago!

LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS!! Pardon me, i do. Now how about bringing down those who control the oil and making them accountable instead of preaching to live within your means? Whats wrong with this picture?

It is this lousy president & co. who is profiting from this demonic satanic plan to let the oil barons do whatever the hell they want to do. Supply and demand my butt. The plan is to totally and completely turn our lives upside down so when the shtf, we will all be only too happy to get whatever they help us with AND LIKE IT, and be at their mercy.

And WHO are these people posting here who are not in the least affected?
Government?
It must be because i dont know anyone who isnt affected right down to stor owners, big companies here, and our tourism dropped by 40% where i live.

Is it just a few select of us who mismanage our money? Or is it that some of you are so hell bent on being a good Repubican and Bush lover that you just cannot see it or feel it???

Whose side are you happy ones on? How do you profit?
I beleive some people here CANNOT TELL THE TRUTH. No offense.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 05:08 PM
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The truth is, what these so called elected officials do, affects us all. Right now many, myself included are worried about the rising prices of everything, including food.

We are raising a garden for the first time in years, we live in the country on a little piece of land, which means we can raise a garden, we don't have neighbors spraying their yards with poisons to kill a certain type of grass, so we can feel safe eating our food.

But living out in the boonies means you got to pay more now a days to get to work, everything is going up. Everyone is suffering from the price hikes on gas, except for the rich.

If someone can live on 200.00 a week, great, but many people live in areas that require more money than that per week to just survive.

Right now gas in Britain is selling for over 9.00 a gallon, if gas prices keep going up here in the states I don't know what we will do. As for the person living on 200.00 a week you can't seriously think that the price of gas is not going to cost you on everything you buy and eventually alter your life style.

Bush's leadership has brought us to this point and most people are not happy.

[edit on 29-5-2008 by goose]



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 05:11 PM
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And here we have it. Complacency and happiness and change your ways and like it.




posted on May, 29 2008 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by goose
Right now gas in Britain is selling for over 9.00 a gallon, if gas prices keep going up here in the states I don't know what we will do. As for the person living on 200.00 a week you can't seriously think that the price of gas is not going to cost you on everything you buy and eventually alter your life style.

Bush's leadership has brought us to this point and most people are not happy.

[edit on 29-5-2008 by goose]


Please cite one specific action taken by Bush that has affected the price of gas, and estimate how much this affect has been in price/gallon.

Then do the same with the regulations that have prevented oil companies from expanding the supply of oil and gasoline.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 05:16 PM
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I don't understand those of you who make light of the economic crisis. It is effecting many people from employers laying people off to cutting hours. Groceries are higher as well as utilities and rent.

Yet wages are not going up, in fact many are having to take pay cuts or as mentioned earlier have thier hours cut.

If you aren't being affected by the changes, consider yourself lucky but don't act like those of us who are experiencing the hardships are "living outside of our means" and that type of thing.

Basic hygiene products, food, utilities, rent/mortgage, gas, fees for kids at school, daycare...........on and on............are not imagined and are hard for many working families to manage.

edit to add:
I don't blame bush specifically, I feel him to be a puppet.

[edit on 29-5-2008 by interestedalways]



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