Bush is historically and objectively the worst President to ever have sat in the Oval Office...bar none. In fact, he's right up there with some of the all-time WORST Roman emperors of all time, period. Nero only burned Rome, remember.
I hate to tell you but Buchanan will hold that title for a long time. Since you did not get the part when i said read your history, so let me tell it to you.
James Buchanan refused to challenge the spread of slavery or the growing number of states that soon started to unite and begin to form itself into the Confederacy. His inability to act caused what led us into America’s bloodiest war in which nearly 700,000 American lives were lost. The only thing Bush did was make other people mad at us and put us into dept. That’s a far cry from being the worst. There are many other Presidents’ that have fared worse than Bush.
And is this because, deep down inside, you now realize that voting for Bush in 2000 and/or 2004 makes you partially responsible for what has happened to the nation you profess so much patriotism for?
Umm… no I voted for bush because the alternative was a whole hell of a lot scarier. And in all reality I do not support what Bush has done, though I think Kerry and/or Bush would have screwed us up far worse. Not in the same way but in a different way and the result would have more impact on me and you. I believe the war in Iraq was a huge mistake and think it was a personal vendetta. But you know what? Your elected officials let him do it. Which in turn brings it down to our fault, we could have easily taken the necessary steps to contact our Congressmen, rally our neighbors or incite a riot.
Oh please. Were you around with Carter? The problem with some people is they don't take the time to see beyond "blaming Bush". Who were the people lining their pockets with money from Fannie May? Who were the people pressuring companies to give mortgages to people who couldn't afford them?
I guess I don’t need to touch on this one anymore. I couldn’t have asked a better question.
You're paying for the free tax cut giveaways you got from Bushco for the past 8 years. You didn't earn them. You didn't deserve them.
Free tax giveaway??? Free nothing, I paid my taxes, Clinton saved it all up and Bush gave it back to the people who Clinton took it from in the first place. And yes I did earn them because it was my hard work that helped put that money there in the first place.
...will he return that power to the people, via upholding the checks and balances intended by the Constitution of the United States?!
Yeah right, this coming from the party who has the greater disregard for the constitution. It has been the Democrats that have been quicker to chip away at the constitution.
And, as an employee or as an employer, I'll take the Clinton boom years over the Bush bust years any day of the week.
Clinton boom my foot, Clinton had nothing to do with, the Democrat party had nothing to do with it, Congress had nothing to do with it, The Supreme Court had nothing to do with it. The credit goes to the private sector and to the private sector only. But if you must credit a politician for the success of America, then you need to credit Reagan for fixing carters screw-ups and allowing the private sector to flourish.
The country is all about redistribution of wealth in one form or another. The lions have had more than their share for a decade now. It's time to feed the rest of the ecosystem a little.
I agree with you to a point on this. Though there are some things I have a real problem with. Take for instance the national healthcare program. First, could you imagine your Insurance Company being run like the DMV? Second, I grew up getting my medical care from VA hospitals, because my father was a Vietnam vet. I wouldn’t want take my kids there, the only reason why we went was because it was free. Third, I would foresee a rationalization of medical services and then on top of that prioritization.
Universal Healthcare would be great for basic and minor services, but what about the big ones. What am I going to do when I have a brain tumor, or if I need a new lung or a new heart? What about psychiatric care? And worst of all, what about long term care. If I have cancer, I do not want to be treated like a number. Concerning terminal illnesses, quality of life become my priority. Can the DMC (Department of Medical Care) provide me a comfortable death?
Have you ever had to deal with the local health department? When my children were young and I was a working student, I had very little money and had to utilize the local health department for my children’s healthcare. What a horrible experience. I would hate for that to become our standard.
Another problem I have are the programs for the poor to keep them poor. Welfare needs to be reformed and we all know the democrats will not fix it. The democrats will not fix the poverty issue because if they do they know they will lose their votes.
What I do support is either; Universal Healthcare for children or the government giving me 10,000 a year to pick my own medical insurance. Since we know the Uncle Sam isn’t going to shell out 72,000,000,000 dollars per year I guess I pick the latter.