At 5/26/10 09:30 PM, Invisable-Ranger wrote:
At 5/26/10 03:07 PM, ParadoxSaint wrote:
At 5/26/10 02:22 PM, wrote:Bush NEVER raised taxes, and there's the problem. He always cut taxes. He was more concerned with politics, rather than economy. When the government is getting less money, and spending more there's a problem. As much as I hate to say it, a tax increase is just what we need. :\
Stop being such a Republican, because constitutional rights do not apply to illegal immigrants.I'm not a republican. But it pisses me off that all the mainstream democrats running CNN grit their teeth and pretend like this is a good thing. I am even less likely than ever to vote democratic as they seem to favor unions, breaking constitutional right, and at the same time making EVEN higher taxes and larger government than Bush did in his term. I and as well as most everyone agrees that we hate Bush. Don't make me compare your party to him.
I agree with you Paradoxsaint. Invisable-Ranger, you have a very ignorant view of how politics and history works. You jump on the band wagon and blame bush for all the worlds problems. Well guess what, that neither makes you look smart nor cool.
The problems in the middle East stem back to the 70s/80s mostly under the carter regime. I love how people idolize Bill Clinton as the great savior to the economy. Guess what, he didn't do a damn thing to help it. He fueled a lot of the foolish policies that Jimmy Carter put into play by pressuring mortgage companies to give out loans to people who would never be able to pay them back out of a misguided sense of fairness. Clinton then pressured Fannie may into buying out a lot of these subprime loans that would cause the bubble to burst and put us in the position we're in now. He then also signed NAFTA into law which sent thousands of jobs overseas where they would be cheaper.
As for the middle East, Clinton had a golden oppertunity to take out Osama, the Gov knew exactly where he was. So they launch a cruise missile and then tell Osama's allies its coming, giving him enough time to get out of there.
So why isn't Clinton vilified? Simple, he inherited a booming economy and was credited for it. The policies he created and pushed forward that drove the the economy into the ground really did show their true effect until AFTER Clinton left office, put it simply, Bush inherited Clinton's mess. I will grant you Bush didn't do much to correct the situation and really should have finished with Afganistan before moving on to anywhere else, and Iraq wasn't the right choice.
The truth is our economic problems were caused by Carter/Clinton. Check your facts and read your history rather then just hopping on the Liberal bandwagon and eating out of their propaganda hand.