With Bush: Every social, environmental and military policy, every one
, has been a bold faced lie.
"No Child Left Behind" - did not fund it in his budget
"Iraq will cost $50B" - that number is long gone and the $25B being asked for is an election year lie that will balloon to $100B if re-elected.
“Having been here and seeing the care that
these troops get is comforting for me and
Laura. We are -- should and must provide
the best care for anybody who is willing to
put their life in harm's way.”
– Bush, 1/17/03
Bush's visit came on the same day that the administration announced it is immediately cutting off access to its health care system approximately
164,000 veterans [W. Post, 1/17/03].
“We're dealing with first-time responders to make sure they've got what's needed to be able to respond. “
– Bush, 3/27/2002
Bush had been saying that he was proposing $3.5 billion in “new” money for first responders. However, his budget tried to cut more than $1 billion out
of existing grants to local police/fire departments to fund this. Then, in August of 2002, Bush rejected $150 million for
grants to state and local first responders. Bush’s decision prompted the President of the Firefighters Union to say, “President Bush, don't lionize
our fallen brothers in one breath, and then stab us in the back by eliminating funding for our members to fight terrorism and stay safe.” The
President of the Virginia firefighters association said, “The president has merely been using
firefighters and their families for one big photo opportunity.”
“I said when I was running for President, I
supported ethanol, and I meant it.
(Applause.) I support it now, because not
only do I know it's important for the ag
sector of our economy, it's an important part
of making sure we become less reliant on
foreign sources of energy.”
– Bush at South
Dakota Ethanol Plant 4/24/02
According to the AP, Bush’s 2004 budget
proposes to eliminate funding for the
bioenergy program that funds the Dakota
Ethanol Plant he visited. [4/22/02]
And ther's plenty more HERE
The issues of delivery within the office you are sworn to is the thinking man's focus. In that circumstance, Bush has lied, mislead & not delivered
on anything he's said since taking office.
Quote Junglejake: "Had he done so, it would have been in a Kerry ad the next day, just like what would have happened had he appologized for 9-11.
That's your threshold for a leader? Doing what's politically convenient? Shirking responsibility because of poll points? Pitiful & illustrative of
the Bush supporter psyche..."do anything, say anything, but stay in power"