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    Re: How long will you "blame Bush"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post

    Where have you been for the past 2 1/2 years? Do you get the news where you live?
    Ok, so you can't say what makes this administration worse.

    Anybody else want to take a stab at it?

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    Re: How long will you "blame Bush"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Where have you been for the past 2 1/2 years? Do you get the news where you live?
    Its not like he ran up 7 trillion in debt in 8 years...just 6.5 trillion in 2.5 years. Sheesh. Get a little perspective willya?

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    Re: How long will you "blame Bush"?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post

    Its not like he ran up 7 trillion in debt in 8 years...just 6.5 trillion in 2.5 years. Sheesh. Get a little perspective willya?
    We're up to 6.5 trillion now, are we?

    I don't suppose you'd care to source that, would you?

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    Re: How long will you "blame Bush"?

    What is the current unemployment rate? What has it been since the new guy took over? And Im not talking about the reported unemployment...Im talking current reported and those that have been on unemployment so long they have burned up all their benefits?

    Consistent high unemployment, massive deficit spending, dismal ecological response to the gulf oil spill, most continuous cycles reporting zero to negatize economic growth, miserable response by his FEMA agency to the flooding in the New England region, low consumer confidence, signed a health care bill that STILL no one know how much it is actually going to cost and who ultimately will benefit from it...

    Obamas responsibility...not Bush. On the plus side he has managed to contain GITMO...has continued to deny terrorists constitutional rights, has expanded black ops jails in the middle east, and has been pretty effective at following the Bush anti-terror doctrine. He gets credit for that.

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    Re: How long will you "blame Bush"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    We're up to 6.5 trillion now, are we?

    I don't suppose you'd care to source that, would you?
    9 trillion when Bush got out of office, Pete. What was the debt ceiling just raised to?

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    Re: How long will you "blame Bush"?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Its not like he ran up 7 trillion in debt in 8 years...just 6.5 trillion in 2.5 years. Sheesh. Get a little perspective willya?
    If you subtract out the amount of debt incurred under Obama because of the Bush era bailout mandates and the Bush era tax cuts, Obama shines next to GWB.
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    Re: How long will you "blame Bush"?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post

    What is the current unemployment rate? What has it been since the new guy took over? And Im not talking about the reported unemployment...Im talking current reported and those that have been on unemployment so long they have burned up all their benefits?
    Then you would be talking about the U6 unemployment rate which is currently at 16.2%.

    Under Bush, it went from 7.3% to 14% -- a 6.7 point increase, or a 92% increase

    Under Obama, it went from 14% to 16.2% -- a 2.2 point increase, or a 16% increase

    So how on Earth does that make Obama worse than Bush?

    That's like having a pitcher give up 10 runs and then complain his backup is worse because the backup gave up two runs and now they're losing by 12-0 when it was only 10-0 before the reliever came in.

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    Re: How long will you "blame Bush"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    If you subtract out the amount of debt incurred under Obama because of the Bush era bailout mandates and the Bush era tax cuts, Obama shines next to GWB.
    Of course ideologues DO love excuses. And he has had all of 2.5 years, right? And for that matter...BUSH spent that money...not congress, right?

    Bush and Obama are twin sons of different mothers.

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    Re: How long will you "blame Bush"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    If you subtract out the amount of debt incurred under Obama because of the Bush era bailout mandates and the Bush era tax cuts, Obama shines next to GWB.
    You mean... the Bush-era policies/spending/tax cuts that The Obama chose to continue, if not expand?
    Why should those be subtracted?

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    Re: How long will you "blame Bush"?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post

    9 trillion when Bush got out of office, Pete. What was the debt ceiling just raised to?
    Again, source your numbers. I always like a good laugh.

    I'd really like to see the source you are using which informed you that the debt was 9 trillion when Bush left office. I'd like to see the source you rely on which informed you the debt increased 6.5 trillion in just 2 years.

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