Bush’s Presidential Library. A Puppet President.

Being a good man (but a lousy President and an ignoramus) Bush’s first concern are our children – our future. That is what he said: “The illiteracy level of our children are appalling” (Washington, D.C.; January 23 , 2004.). Another one: “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” (Florence, S.C.; January 11, 2000

 

Cheney the real President
The puppeteer.

Being a good man (but a lousy President and an ignoramus) Bush’s first concern are our children – our future. That is what he said: “The illiteracy level of our children are appalling” (Washington, D.C.; January 23 , 2004.). Another one: “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” (Florence, S.C.; January 11, 2000

Of course a library-even Bush library is about books. And who could have said it better than Man himself: “One of the great things about books is, sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

Brainless Prsident
A puppet.

Bush legacy-a puppet president. In my opinion W. is not evil – his puppeteers are. Unfortunately Bush was not smart enough to understand that he is not smart enough to be President. And people who put him up there new that.

Tax cuts

Budget deficit. Bush Left Obama a $1.2 Trillion Deficit

 The fact is Bush inherited a $5.7 trillion debt, which became a $10.6 trillon debt.http://www.factcheck.org/2011/08/reid-wrong-on-bushs-economic-record/ Part of the reason Bush ran up the deficit is tax cut. But he definitely had reasons to do so: “The reason I believe in a large tax cut is because it’s what I believe.” (Washington, D.C.; December 18, 2000. And to reinforce his arguments that is what W. said later on: “I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe, and what I believe-I believe what I believe is right.” (Rome, Italy; July 22, 2001) Very powerful – who can argue with that?

Wars. Of course Bush had compelling reasons to invade Iraq:I’m the commander — see, I don’t need to explain — I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being president.” –as quoted in Bob Woodward’s Bush at War. Any questions?

War casualties
Bush’s war

Under President Bush leadership, more than 7,077 Americans (military and/or civilian) were killed and 40,030 wounded by foreign terrorists or fighters either on U.S. soil or “in theater” during military operations. These 47,107 casualties don’t include non-hostile deaths of deployed troops (another 1,050), nor do they include the thousands of cases of PTSD and other long-term after-effects of multiple deployments. http://www.bushtoll.com/

George W. Bush job approval during his Presidency 27% ttp://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2013/04/george-w-bushs-legacy-by-the-numbers/.

International standing. That what our Coomander in Chef and the leader of the free world said:I’m going to say it in the administration, it is important for us to use our resources and technologies to develop such a system so as to make threats to people around the world that, you know, as obsolete as possible, as irrelevant as possible. And that threat’s not only in the Far East, but in the Middle East, as well, and to our own homeland.” — CNN interview, Apr. 25, 2001. Enlightening!

Now this is deep! “Border relations between Canada and Mexico have never been better.” -George W. Bush, in a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien. Sept. 24, 2001. Very impressive. That should be on the wall too. So future generations will read and wonder. 

Below are some statistic on how the US is perceived around the world. Poll indicates positive ratings by populations of the following countries:

Country

2000 rating

2008 rating

Change

Pakistan

23%

19%

-4

South Africa

65%

60%

-5

Brazil

56%

47%

-9

Spain

50%

33%

-17

Poland

86%

68%

-18

France

64%

44%

-20

Mexico

68%

47%

-21

Argentina

50%

22%

-28

Japan

77%

50%

-27

Great Britain

83%

53%

-30

Indonesia

75%

37%

-38

Turkey

52%

12%

-40

Germany

78%

31%

-47

 

Katrina disaster and Bush
Stooges

Katrina disaster. W. was very proud: “Brownie here did a heck of a job job”  Yes he did. Nobody else could have done a worse job.             “The criticism of the government response to Hurricane Katrina consisted primarily of condemnations of mismanagement and lack of preparation in the relief effort in response to Hurricane Katrinaand its aftermath.”

But critics are wrong! Our President did care: You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals…many of these people, almost all of them that we see are so poor and they are so black, and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold.” –CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, on New Orleans’  Yes Mr. President. They are poor and they are black. Both are alien to you.

Supreme court judges. Bush nominated. Roberts and Alito. Their major accomplishment – “Corporations are people” in effect destroyed our Democracy. America’s corporations today enjoy an absolute reign. They and they alone have the power to control the rules under which they function. They have the first say on the allocation of public resources and they have exempted themselves from nearly all financial obligations to the nation and its people. This is not a prediction of what’s to come. This is the present state of affairs, the America we live in right now.”Robert Augustus Gardner Monks, who in his eight decades has been CEO of an oil and coal business, a corporate lawyer, a founder of Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc

Over the Bush’s Presidential library’s grand entrance I propose to install Bush’s quote: “One of the great things about books is, sometimes there are some fantastic pictures” (US News & World Report; January 3, 2000)

Bush's Presidential library
Bush’s legacy – a disaster.

Also to make his contributions to the world and to our country complete W. made history in science:

Bush’s equation: Any “C” student can become President.

                         Any President can have a library.

                         Any “C” student can have a library.

A variation of the formula: Any “C” student becoming a President can destroy the country and get a Presidential library.

In conclusion I just wonder how future generations will try to understand why this buffoon was elected President. Twice.

Why democrats are not selling their budget reduction plan?

So, my question is, if we know what has to be done to reduce the deficit and majority of Americans understand and support measures and policies to achieve deficit reduction, why Democrats are not talking about it on every corner? Why they do not talk to American public? What is so difficult to sell if there is a support?

What created this huge deficit in US?

1. Bush tax cut, and extended by Obama.  It is estimated that this tax cut cost our country

For top 1% –                $714,787,400,000

For the next 4% –      $329,697,930,000

Total – since 2002 – over 1 trillion dollars.

2. Two unpaid wars – Conservatively it is estimated so far at 3-4 trillion dollars.

3. Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) cost a year – almost $900,000,000,000.

So, those programs are the biggest price tags in the budget.

Americans support for each of the programs:

  1. Bush tax cut, extended by Obama – 60% of Americans support tax increase on those making more then $250,000
  2. End wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (part of overseas military commitment in Federal budget)  – 65% of Americans support reduction of overseas military commitments.
  3. Social Programs – although cutting social programs are not popular among Americans, everybody understands that something has to be done to Medicare and Medicaid.
Cannot handle the load?
Democrats right now.

Democrats support all three programs: military reduction, Medicare reduction, and tax increase.

Republicans support only 1 program: Medicare and Medicaid reduction. But no tax increase and no military cuts.

So, my question is, if we know what has to be done to reduce the deficit and majority of Americans understand and support measures and policies to achieve deficit reduction, why  are Democrats not talking about it on every corner? Why do they not inform the American public?  If  there is strong public  support,  what is so difficult to sell?

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