The rest of the populous drops off considerably for supporting Mr. Bush, as the graph below shows.
To be clear, Mr. Bush had many plus and minuses under his presidency. Since I am not a fan, I'll post the minuses, feel free to post the pluses in the comment section. And better yet post in comments the "worse" things Clinton did while president vs Mr. Bush.
- Under his command, America attacked by foreign terrorists, at a level never seen before, this AFTER his administration ignored the intelligence document titled "Bin laden determined to strike inside the United States"
- America entered into a WAR with IRAQ under the guise of "Weapons of mass destruction exist" which, has been proven did not. Also IRAQ had nothing to do with terrorist attack. This war has cost US respect across the world. Also 100,000's of American troops have been put at risk, with 1,000's of deaths and 10,000's of severe injuries. Iraq is now a training center for terrorism which didn't exist under Saddam.
- The US Budget went from "balanced" in 2000, with total 5.5 trillion debt, to over 12 trillion in direct debt, and over 8 trillion more in "government backed debt" from the private sector. To attempt to understand the magnitude of the spending, see chart by clicking here:
Also see chart below to illustrate that under Reagan/Bush/Bush how the US government went under debt, while under other administrations (democrats) the debt as a % of GDP decreased. (See Jesse's Blog for more in depth discussion) Graph source from zFacts.com
- The size of the government has grown substantially as compared to private sector employment, breaking the trend under Clinton of huge government size decrease WITH large private employment increase.
I'd take a president with a sex issue over bankrupting the country any day.
I post these political commentaries since, in the years ahead, the US will be MUCH worse than today, and there will be people screaming at Obama to do something to change the direction.
But Obama will NOT be able to significantly change course the US is headed after 8 years of abuse in the next 2 years.
|From WebSurfinMurf's Financial Blog|