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   PoliticsPRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH


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To: Peter Dierks who wrote (712896)10/31/2012 6:59:40 PM
From: Geoff Altman
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I was looking at some old posts.... Remember this one? I thought we had a very productive conversation....g. I was rather proud of the post that triggered your astute response.....http://www.siliconinvestor.com/readreplies.aspx?subjectid=28880&nonstock=False&msgid=21881549

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To: Geoff Altman who wrote (713226)10/31/2012 7:27:42 PM
From: Peter Dierks
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It is sad that due to Obama'sincompetence the idea of a representative democratic government in Iraq did not stick.

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To: Peter Dierks who wrote (769614)10/31/2012 8:11:07 PM
From: Geoff Altman
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Obama gave up the whole ball of wax by not leaving a force there like just about every other country we've ever liberated........

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To: Kenneth E. Phillipps who wrote (700324)11/5/2012 7:54:01 AM
From: CF Rebel
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JDN, is it OK to criticize the Bush budget deficit which will make it very difficult to respond to the needs created by Hurricane Katrina?

Kenneth, is it OK to criticize the Obama budget deficit which will make it very difficult to respond to the needs created by Hurricane Sandy?

CF Rebel

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From: Smiling Bob1/27/2013 11:22:07 PM
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Why Americans Think Bush Is To Blame For The Economy
December 13, 2012 | Filed Under » Economics, Economy, Government and Politics






Obama's first term as president has been marked by rising gas prices, high unemployment and little economic growth. Yet he was able to win reelection, in part, because a large percentage of Americans did not believe that the country's current economic plight was the result of his doing. They instead blamed former President George W. Bush for much of the economic turmoil that has beset the United States in the past few years.

Polling Shows ...
Several different polls have clearly shown that the American people assign a great deal of blame to Bush for the country's economic woes. A Gallup poll in the summer of 2009 showed that nearly 80% of Americans assigned at least some of the blame for the economy to Bush, while only 32% believed that Obama was the main culprit. The percentage of those blaming Bush had only dropped by 10% by August of 2010, and subsequent surveys have shown that this number has remained relatively steady since then.

Polls that are broken down by political affiliation also reveal some interesting tidbits. A 2012 Gallup survey showed that while the percentage of democrats who blamed Obama for the economy was, predictably, very low (19%), the percentage of republicans who blamed Bush was much higher. While 83% of them assigned some measure of blame to Obama, a whopping 49% also blamed Bush to some degree for the nation's economic status. Surveys also indicate that independent voters also blame Bush more than Obama by a ratio of 67 to 51%.






War
One of the main reasons why so many Americans blame Bush is due to the two-front war in Iraq and Afghanistan that Bush financed after the terrorist attacks in 2001. This increased the national debt and pumped billions of dollars into an overseas conflict where we spent vast sums of money helping to rebuild Iraq and train both Iraqi and Afghan soldiers and policemen. Many Americans felt that this money could have been much better used to upgrade our own infrastructure.

If the money that was spent in the Middle East had instead gone to shoring up our lending industry, then this debacle might have been avoided. Bush's failure to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden during his administration also made it more difficult for him to justify the need to continue to fund the longest-fought conflict in U.S. history.

The Subprime Disaster
The Subprime Mortgage Meltdown of 2008 is another major source of blame for Bush. Some critics contend that his wholesale deregulation of Wall Street was a key factor in the subsequent real estate bubble and collapse, and allowed many financial firms to engage in risky trading practices that eventually led to disaster. His tax cuts for the wealthiest 5% of taxpayers are also viewed as having deprived the country of billions of dollars of tax revenues over his two terms.

Critics also feel that Bush did little to help homeowners in the wake of the subprime crisis, although he was quick to bail out the banking industry. His Hope for Homeowners program did virtually nothing to assist those who had become upside down on their mortgages, and statistics indicate that one in three are still facing this dilemma today.

Bush is also perceived as helping to reduce the wages of many workers by chipping away at Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and worker safety regulations while helping corporations to reap greater profits.

The Bottom Line
Of course, there are many sides to this issue, and a fair amount of knowledge and education is required in order to even understand much of it. But public perception ultimately determines who gets into the White House, and the perception of who is to blame for the economy played a major role in Obama's reelection.

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From: Thomas A Watson11/18/2013 5:13:42 PM
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It is sad America has to deal with the obamanation and no longer has a President with integrity.

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To: Wayners who wrote (769598)2/13/2020 1:13:28 PM
From: Bill
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Are you an expert on fraud?

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To: Bill who wrote (769619)2/13/2020 8:17:25 PM
From: Wayners
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Fraud investigator for 35 years. You are under investigation currently for fraudulently pretending to be an insulter.

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To: Wayners who wrote (769620)2/15/2020 7:29:13 AM
From: Bill
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I want the same punishment Andrew McCabe got.

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From: Graystone4/7/2020 9:40:22 AM
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Ole George
or
Doctor Dan

He really seems mild now doesn't he, ole George W. I know that many Americans liked George and many Americans loved George and he was well hated as well, it wasn't that long ago that he was in charge, it only seems like it was a different age. I wonder how George would be handling this crisis if it happened on his watch, I am quite certain that many would prefer George right now. George W. wasn't a proven failure except at college. I think his Dad probably called in a few favours or it is likely that George W. would have had to go to summer school every summer. Alternatively he could retain an entire office full of mudshark lawyers to suppress the record, hide, bluster or support his lies. I am sure everyone remembers the time George W. suggested that the Queen was more than 93 years old, and was in fact closer to 200 and something. It seems so innocent now, his image has softened over time so that people remember his good points.George W. accepted who he was, he surrounded himself, or his father surrounded him, with men who were serious and steady to guide America. I was never a fan of Bush and have little to say about American politics beyond "Really, that is unbelievable". It is hard to imagine that anyone could do a worse job than the one being done currently.

My brother is on AISH, that is Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped. His illness manifests in many forms but has over the years produced several constants that resurface. One of the most annoying aspects of his illness is his belief that he is a medical authority. On one occasion he showed up here in the morning on his way to get his shot (once weekly). He had a duotang full of papers he had written out by hand and as he was leaving he said I should "Wish him luck.?" Not sure what he was talking about I left it at that. It turns out the duotang had the cure for Alzheimers in it. He had worked it out himself and written it out. He was certain and he expected that the Doctor's would be able to look in his duotang, implement the cure he had found right away and that would be the end of Alzheimer's. This episode ended up with him being removed from the mental health office by the police and admitted for observation to the local ward. Dan, or Doctor Dan as he really hates to be called is an authority on many subjects and is upset if people don't acknowledge his abilities. He loves to play the guitar and it is a great solace to him. The only problem is he doesn't know how to play one. So he bangs away for hours on end, literally bangs away. He doesn't know a single chord, has never taken a lesson and makes the most godawful racket you could possibly imagine. In the last apartment block he lived in the entire building had a meeting (eight apartments including Dan's) and they gave him a sheet detailing when his guitar playing would be allowed. They must have tried to word it in a way that would not seem so hostile to Daniel as he is a likable guy. Anyway, when he got that sheet with the times on it it was a list of times they were asking him to play for them, it was a schedule of concert times, that is what he saw. I love my brother, I understand he is ill and hope others realize that as well.

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