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But he simultaneously urged Americans to carry on as if there were no war. "Get down to Disney World in Florida," he urged just over two weeks after 9/11. "Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed."
That is again painfully true today. The 2008 election finds the Pentagon cupboard bare, the U.S. Treasury depleted, the economy in disarray and the average American household feeling acute distress. Profligacy at home and profligacy abroad have combined to produce a grave crisis. This time around, telling Americans to head for Disney World won't work. The credit card's already maxed out, and the banks are refusing to pony up for new loans.
Actually it wasn't Bush or anything he said which caused the borrowing which led to this mess. Our mess came from the FED, when they lowered the rates back to an unprecedented 1% in 2002. What else should people do when faced with manipulated irrational interest rates, but borrow or re-finance.
No...as stupid as Bush is, his stupidity is only surpassed by that of Greenspan, who has now conveniently vanished off the face of the earth and has left the rest of us to pick-up the pieces.
"What were we asked to do? Go shopping," she said. "I think America is ready to be asked to do something besides 'go shopping.'
Originally posted by mattguy404
I have a question...
The "stimulus" package that was done earlier in the year in the US - isn't that the same sort of thing that Bush said after 9/11?
I haven't heard anyone mention the stimulus package in the media since this panic set in.
...uh so, did it work or no...