Absolutely that's what politicians do!
They'll be smart enough not to take full credit to make it look believable.
No they know better than that
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
“It's like déjà vu, all over again!” — Yogi Berra
Wasn't that exactly what happened back in the 90s? Yup.
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“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
I would assume so.
By the same token, if the republicans take control of congress and the economy keeps falling, they'll get blamed for it by their opponents.
Because, as we all know, if something goes wrong, it's the other side’s fault, but if something goes right, every last politician had something to do with
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
We are in a slow recovery after the worst recession since the Great Depression. Things are probably not going to get considerably better or worse for a long time. The Republicans are promising to make jobs, and when they fail to deliver, their excitement will be short lived in the 2012 elections. By then people will be asking whether Obama's decisions, regardless of how unpopular they may have been, were the necessary decisions to be made. All this hysteria generated by the tea party is about as useless as Obama's rhetoric if it doesn't yield results. That is the thing that neither Republicans nor Democrats can ever seem to figure out. People don't give a crap about how fancy your speeches and slogans are or about your ideology. The American people want results. What the Republicans are promising is something they cannot deliver. In fact, what they are promising, to dramatically cut the deficit by reducing spending, would likely cause greater job loss and an even slower recovery.
The fact of the matter is that even if Republicans win big this election, they will continue the same tactics they have been using so that they can continue to blame the Democrats and further their own political aspirations. They really don't care about making jobs for Americans. They will do better politically the worse off America becomes financially.
What they'll do is take credit when the economy makes small strides forward (like it is now) and they'll suddenly claim that those small steps are positive - though right now, they claim those small steps are disastrous.
THAT is what politicians do.
And if it worsens, they'll still blame it on Obama...or Clinton.
Politicians take credit for things they didn’t do and deny and blame others for things they did do.
'The whole universe is going to die!'
My business has also picked up and the odd thing is this is not supposed to be the busiest time of year for me.
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