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Will Republicans Support Yet Another Bush for President?

D G Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 2:44 PM
I think it is past time to clear up GWB's record on the economy. His economic policies were very successful. His average unemployment rate was 5.3%, and that includes his last two years while the Democratic Congress was triggering a recession and contributing to causes of the Financial Crisis. The fourth longest expansion in history (2001-2007) was during GWB's presidency. He overcame severe economic challenges such as the 9-11 Attacks. Even more severe (but rarely reported) is the China Trade Agreement negotiated by Bill Clinton. That agreement enabled the Chinese to enter the WTO in 2000. Therefore, it was Bill Clinton who caused millions of jobs to be sent to China in the years immediately following 2000.
D G Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 3:09 PM
Tax Relief 2003 certainly was based on a very conservative style of economic policies. It decreased taxes, and it was followed with 52 consecutive months of positive job growth. Jobs stopped growing only after the Democratic Congress voted to increase the minimum wage by 40%.

daddy422 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 3:56 PM
Yet another non reported decimation of our economy.It's sad to see adults taking up all
the entry level jobs that teens used to fill.I even see adults on paper routes.If we don't get
some adults in charge pretty soon,we're going to get swallowed up by economic giants
like the Virgin Islands or the Dominican Republic.
daddy422 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 3:06 PM
Well said,D G.Even more underreported was the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933.That was a
real banking regulation law.I'm not a big reg fan,but some are necessary.The act broke up al the
various types of financial institutions which led to the Great Depression.I know the crash was in 1929,
but that was only the beginning.They were doing the same thing that led to the Great Recession.They also used the same method of cleaning up the mess.Bundle sound assets with toxic assets.It crushed
Central America.In the early 90s' the banks began to merge again,illegally. The Congress felt the need
to upgrade the law to "reflect" 21st century banking needs.The Senate voted 90-8 to repeal Glass-
Steagall.
D G Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 3:11 PM
daddy422 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 3:33 PM
This allowed financial institutions of any kind to merge,again.So once again,with Congress
demanding sub prime loans to be made.That worked out great.Now the banks,making high
risk loans,were in the same boat that led to the Great Recession.By the way,that new bill was sighned into law on 11/12/1999.That bubble had 8 years of toxic "air" blowing it up.The very
guys pushing the bill were Larry Summers,Bob Kerrey,Chris Dodd & Chuck Schumer.Obama,
years later,asked the same dorks that broke Glass-Steagall,to fix it with FrankenDodd.This
new law is so convoluted,It's not even enforceable.Coupled with all the terror attacks in the
90s,i fail to see where Mr.Clinton was so beloved.GWB was a governor at the time.Never once did he "blame Clinton"
daddy422 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 3:50 PM
I had to finish the post at the top.I hope you like it,Thanks for starting a subject
based on the truth.I can't take it anymore.I feel like we're all watching
political pre-school,like it or not.
SCSOCAL Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 2:45 AM
Amen to that Daddy422. I feel like I'm talking to retarded, immature jerks on some of these blogs. They know nothing about nothing and have the most foul mouths. Just snarky and arrogant.
In January 2008, at a John McCain rally in Columbia, S.C., I asked a number of local politicos to look back to the brutal 2000 Republican primary in their state, the one between McCain and George W. Bush. They had all supported Bush back then, and I asked whether, given the inconclusive wars, runaway federal spending and economic catastrophe of the next eight years, they felt they made the right choice.

The answer was yes. They explained that they had strongly supported Ronald Reagan, and then they supported George H.W. Bush because they had supported Reagan, and then supported George...