I read earlier that Obama has a campaign ad out that warns us about a return to things as they were under George Bush.
Don’t return to Bush?
Under Bush, for the vast majority of his time as President, we had record low unemployment (around 5%), low gas prices (under $2), a soaring stock market, and booming growth in both real wages and GDP. All this EVEN with 9-11, which for a period of time crashed the markets and should by all rights have sent us into a long lasting deep economic depression, the resulting war on terrorism with those extreme costs in both war and the Billions upon Billions poured into Homeland Security, and TWO major hurricanes – Katrina and Rita. It wasn’t until the democrats pet housing fiasco which crashed the housing market (which Bush had warned us over and over and over was coming) did the economy go bad.
Under Obama it has only gotten worse, and any positive change has come from the natural rebound of the business community fixing themselves. Obama (and the democrats back during Bush’s final few months) poured massive amounts of money onto the problem with little results to show besides massive waste and fraud.
This President has done nothing to really fix any of our problems. Nothing to really fight high unemployment. Nothing to bring down the high costs of energy. Nothing at all to bring about any rebound in the marketplace.
Sure, he’s promised us the moon (and promised high taxes to pay for it), but as far a real solutions – nothing. Even some of his very own supporters are now questioning some of his programs and having second thoughts about the costs. Obama’s still living on dreams and wishes, and what he’s delivered hasn’t smelled nearly as rosy as what we were lead to believe.
Even today the best he’s got is to still try to pin our problems on Bush. We should only be so lucky as to get back economically to where we were under Bush!