Dick Cheney, no it's got to be Bush's fault. He get's blamed for anything that
goes wrong anyway. Had a problem with my water heater the other day, I'm
planing to send the bill to George B I know he's responsible.
Yep! Yep! I agree! Bush doesn't get enough credit for his accomplishments, simply brushed off as "Blame."
According to Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal, Bush should get almost full credit for todays debt and deficits, since Congress never covered his spending (99.6%, to be exact). http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-05 ... ken-sailor
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Of all the falsehoods told about President Barack Obama, the biggest whopper is the one about his reckless spending spree.
... Although there was a big stimulus bill under Obama, federal spending is rising at the slowest pace since Dwight Eisenhower brought the Korean War to an end in the 1950s.
• In the 2009 fiscal year — the last of George W. Bush’s presidency — federal spending rose by 17.9% from $2.98 trillion to $3.52 trillion.
Over Obama’s four budget years, federal spending is on track to rise from $3.52 trillion to $3.58 trillion, an annualized increase of just 0.4%.
As do other economists: http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3849
By themselves, in fact, the Bush tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will account for almost half of the $18 trillion in debt that, under current policies, the nation will owe by 2019. The stimulus measures and financial rescues will account for less than 10 percent of the debt at that time.
And never mind that the Bank bailouts and stimulus had to happen because Bush blocked the Feds from regulating the banks when they saw this crisis coming. From Rupert Murdoch's other "liberal" media outlet: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460044,00.html
Bush Administration Ignored Warnings of Pending Financial Meltdown
Published December 01, 2008
The Bush administration backed off proposed crackdowns on no-money-down, interest-only mortgages years before the economy collapsed, buckling to pressure from some of the same banks that have now failed. It ignored remarkably prescient warnings that foretold the financial meltdown, according to an Associated Press review of regulatory documents.
Bowing to aggressive lobbying — along with assurances from banks that the troubled mortgages were OK — regulators delayed action for nearly one year. By the time new rules were released late in 2006, the toughest of the proposed provisions were gone and the meltdown was under way.
And about your water heater. I'm not sure if Methyl Mercury affected it, but Bush blocked 7 major lawsuits by the EPA in 2001 involving mercury emissions from the biggest Coal burners in the nation. As a result, the EPAs top 3 prosecutors, including the chief prosecutor Eric Schaeffer who was appointed in 1991 by his dad's admin., resigned under protest. The EPA subsequently found in 2004 that 1 in 5 American babies, roughly 540,000 a year, were at risk for brain damage from exposure to methyl mercury in the fish their moms ate. 33 states tested their water and issued warnings in regards to the high mercury levels. The 17 states that didn't do either the testing or issue any advisories all had Republican Governors. Didn't FOX tell you?
Bush is definitely under-rated. And like you, I can't believe some people want to give Obama credit for things Bush did and how that still affects us!