The new millenium started off with $150 billion in surplus and for the first time in history the $5.7 trillion debt seemed to be on the decrease...
for the first time in decades. It appears that one president actually did america good economically for once. I continously hear this excuse that this
mess in part was clintons fault, all I know is that this is how the millenium started.
What do we have here come the 2000 elections... instead of the chance to continue the policies that were evidently leading america economically stable
folks decided to go with another Bush. No no... nevermind the fact Bush snr and his buddy reagan added 3.2 trillion to the current debt, never mind
reagan who started the sky rocketing debt, Bush was the choice. Why? well Clinton was "immoral" and america needed its "family values" back.
I mean seriously now, this guy bush jnr ran on the bases that his daddy was good friends with reagan, whatever the heck that meant, and that Reagan
was an all uniting "patriotic president" with true conservative ideals. I mean it didnt matter that Bush got the upper hand from his daddy, got the
golden spoon, neither did it matter that Reagan was all talk... no no to conservatives the "ideals" were enough to fully support the man... for some
reason though Obama is some how different.. but I guess thats what partisan and personal values does to one, they dont seem to hold two different
stones in the same light.
Unfortunatly not only did the conservatives fall for the "moral conservative my daddy was reagans friend" BS, the reagan/clinton democrats... and
yes clinton demcrats are reagan democrats, fell for it as well... and by a mere few 1000 votes, in a state where bushes brother was governor, at the
fact Bushies cuzzy was head of one of the voting counting buildings, the fact bushies former presidential daddy had connections, Bush won. The man won
It didnt matter that the nation was on the up, that there was a friggin surplus after decades, that the policies were working, the nation opted for
the same old conservative BS that got two of the other presidents into office during the 80s.. the ones that started the sky rocketing debt, the one
that this flawed middle eastern policy could be traced back to. All this in part for some affair clinton had... unfriggen believable... and by then
conservatives were happy to impeach the man but didnt have the balls to do it to somebody who committed an impeachable offense in the billions, with
1000s of american lives gone.
So now theres this attempt to vindicate Bush from any of this mess and pin the blame on the democrats. Now Im game to name the faults of the dems,
republicans and "non republican" conservatives are never game to man up to theirs. Seriously I dont buy the "im not a republican" garbage thats
going on around here as well, you can take a elephant and paint it tiger stripes it will still be a elephant to me... the same elephant that fell for
the garbage over the last 8years. This administration is barely a month old and its been blamed for this mess, no seriousy the bulk of this mess is
now been put squarly on an administration barely a month old... and the congress..."oh that democrat congress". I mean seriously the denial
The Bush tax cuts
Typical of all republicans, bush offered tax cuts as the solution to bring forth an economic era beyond that of Clintons. Now I like my tax cuts, but
not if costs me in the future, not during a recession where I know it will drag me down come the next year or so. Thus far, Bushes tax cuts cost us
and hasnt done nothing but contribute to the mess we're in. Instead of improving the economy then give out tax cuts, Bush decidedd
to go cowboy on us, and thus far economists have proven these tax cuts have been nothing a liability to the economy. Some even estimate the cost to
be around $1.7 trillion.
Talk about elites? How about the fact those $1 trillion tax cuts benefitted the wealthy in this nation... and yet its only now conservative members
want to go on about spending?
The iraq war
The war to start with was lie, we had not reason to be there, the evidence submitted by the Bush administration was misleading and the evidence
regarding the interests of Bush personally in that nation, and politically to the government, was blatantly obvious. Yet despite this, despite the
lies and corruption, despite the cost, the vast majority if not all republicans and conservatives outright supported the war. The was not outrage in
the spending, there was no book waving on the costs, there was no talk of elitists among conservatives, and there was no respect for the fellow
americans who disagreed with it... no no this was a conservative in power... and thus far the war has cost us $860 billion and about $200 million
been spent on the war. We continue to hear the outrage about a package for
america herself, yet we dont hear anything from
conservatives, libertarians and ron paulers regarding $200 million a day
going out of the country into another with no real reason.
Yes just like the "true" conservative during the 80s, Bush as spent more on the military and defense than most other presidents. By the beginning of
2007 it was estimated the total amount spent on the military by this administration came to over $500 billion
(excluding assistance for
Afghanistan where the real hunt for terrorism is).
Now I fully understand america is the vulnerable democracy, but we trounce the second largest military spenders (China and Russia) by over five times
their budgets on their militaries.... we dont appear to be in the friggin cold war any longer and to be frank this doesnt hold up the original
conservative principal of foreign neutrality unless declaration of war.
$1 trillion deficit
Yes you hear it, the man cost us $1 trillion in deficit over his las 8years, and since republicans and conservatives alike here so enjoy referencing
congress here for the last two years lets evenly divide that, $300 to the democrats and $700 billion to the "fiscally conservative" republican
majority and Bush administrations for the last 6 out of those 8years.
Dramatic increases in government spending
An estimated 61% rise in spending since 2001 was estimated under the Bush administration:
Government has evidently grown as a result of this spending, and while I have not added the costs of assistance to the New Orleans, New york following
911 and Afghanistan, this still shows the cost this Bush administration had done. I have made numerous attempts to exclude the democrat congress, and
included them in some aspects, and still still it shows where the bulk of this debt and this spending comes from.
It is not just the faliure of yet another conservative administration in government, it is the faliure of the american people as well. Who are we to
question assistance to the larger corporations and the elites if we ourselves, with our overspending and our neglect for the prior government, to
request a bail out in the form of tax cuts that do nothing to solve the crises as a whole?
Im not shocked about the costs of the stimulus packages, because to be frank investment in america is the only solution now... the "tax cut" deal is
old and outdated, just another conservative ploy where your taxes dont really get cut, you just pay more in the future. What I dont get is the disgust
from the rightwingers here regarding billions for America, while back in 2003 billions to another country was considered "patriotic"
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