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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
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    Bush took the USA into an unnecessary, expensive war in Iraq which didn't make the USA any safer but did help Iran.
    Bush is one of the best presidents Iran has ever had.
    Trump Attacked A Syrian Airfield. Trump will be a one-term president.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    No, not good at all. However, he was a scapegoat for many things that simpletons credit him with. For instance, only the dimmest mouth-breathers can blame him for the subprime crisis.

    I don't like him for excessive Iraq intervention, the creation of No Child Left Behind (fortunately it was so under-funded that it may as well have never existed) and the introduction of "too big to fail" in our vocabularies.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    No, not good at all. However, he was a scapegoat for many things that simpletons credit him with. For instance, only the dimmest mouth-breathers can blame him for the subprime crisis.
    Why not blame him. A good leader would not have ignored the problem.

    It doesn't matter that Democrats didn't see it either. That just makes Democrats just as bad as Republicans. But since Republicans were in power, then it become their responsibility.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    Why not blame him. A good leader would not have ignored the problem.

    It doesn't matter that Democrats didn't see it either. That just makes Democrats just as bad as Republicans. But since Republicans were in power, then it become their responsibility.
    Thank you. Now every major issue that's happened in the last 6 years, I'll just say "Thanks, Obama!", since you've given it merit.

    Anyone who buys a house they cannot afford with a down payment that hardly exists from a bank that has no business providing a loan - and blames the president - doesn't deserve to have a thing. Stupidity should never go unrewarded.

    It's a damn shame about all the nutball shooters lately, isn't it? THANKS OBAMA!

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Thank you. Now every major issue that's happened in the last 6 years, I'll just say "Thanks, Obama!", since you've given it merit.

    Anyone who buys a house they cannot afford with a down payment that hardly exists from a bank that has no business providing a loan - and blames the president - doesn't deserve to have a thing. Stupidity should never go unrewarded.

    It's a damn shame about all the nutball shooters lately, isn't it? THANKS OBAMA!
    I am not blaming the president Bush for people's financial malinvestments. If you lost money to financial crisis, then that is your fault. I am blaming him for the economic meltdown.

    In 2001 there was a small crisis. The response of the politicians was to reduce interest rates from 5-6% to 1% and implement tax cuts. They wanted to make the crisis as small as possible. That was a really bad idea and only worked short term. The new liquidity caused property prices to skyrocket. In fact a lot of people bought expensive properties, because they expected property prices to keep rising.

    That was mistake #1. By 2005 it was very clear what is happening and it did not look pretty. Even Alan Greenspan realized US had a problem and started to increase interest rates. At that time Bush could have gone out and said we are risking an economic crisis and we need to do something. Instead he totally ignored the whole problem and just hoped it won't crash under his presidency. It was his responsibility to lead the US, and he failed.


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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    I am not blaming the president Bush for people's financial malinvestments. If you lost money to financial crisis, then that is your fault. I am blaming him for the economic meltdown.

    In 2001 there was a small crisis. The response of the politicians was to reduce interest rates from 5-6% to 1% and implement tax cuts. They wanted to make the crisis as small as possible. That was a really bad idea and only worked short term. The new liquidity caused property prices to skyrocket. In fact a lot of people bought expensive properties, because they expected property prices to keep rising.

    That was mistake #1. By 2005 it was very clear what is happening and it did not look pretty. Even Alan Greenspan realized US had a problem and started to increase interest rates. At that time Bush could have gone out and said we are risking an economic crisis and we need to do something. Instead he totally ignored the whole problem and just hoped it won't crash under his presidency. It was his responsibility to lead the US, and he failed.

    It's always nice when a person posts a link with their chart. We aren't getting the whole story with just a chart.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    I am not blaming the president Bush for people's financial malinvestments. If you lost money to financial crisis, then that is your fault. I am blaming him for the economic meltdown.

    In 2001 there was a small crisis. The response of the politicians was to reduce interest rates from 5-6% to 1% and implement tax cuts. They wanted to make the crisis as small as possible. That was a really bad idea and only worked short term. The new liquidity caused property prices to skyrocket. In fact a lot of people bought expensive properties, because they expected property prices to keep rising.

    That was mistake #1. By 2005 it was very clear what is happening and it did not look pretty. Even Alan Greenspan realized US had a problem and started to increase interest rates. At that time Bush could have gone out and said we are risking an economic crisis and we need to do something. Instead he totally ignored the whole problem and just hoped it won't crash under his presidency. It was his responsibility to lead the US, and he failed.

    I can think of something that happened in 2001 that was more than "a small crisis". It also had a GREAT deal to do with the economic downturn.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It's always nice when a person posts a link with their chart. We aren't getting the whole story with just a chart.
    The chart is used to show that, when interest rates was dropped from 5% to 1%, it led to a property bubble.

    Of course we don't get the whole story with just a chart, but I never claim I was trying to show the whole story. If I was going to write about the economic crisis I would need lots of charts and lots of writing and none of you would bother to read it.
    Last edited by Camlon; 06-10-14 at 03:56 PM.

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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I can think of something that happened in 2001 that was more than "a small crisis". It also had a GREAT deal to do with the economic downturn.
    No it wasn't the main cause. The growth rate and the interest rate dropped before September 11.

    It was due to the dotcom bubble, which led to unemployment in IT sectors.



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    Re: Was George W Bush a good president?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Was George W Bush a good president?
    Absolutely not.

    Don't get me wrong - he did a few things right, a few things that were good (try getting our conservatives here to say the same thing about Obama!)...but overall, he was terrible...worse than any other president since Woodrow Wilson.
    To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what hes doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn

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