Bush apologists tell us all they want that we “need to quit blaming Bush for everything”. But there’s a reason we blame him for the USA being in two wars, in what Paul Krugman this week called The Third Depression and that our unemployment levels are so high: George W. Bush and his administration put us here.
More to the point, we’re going to be living with it for years.
Some critics continue to assert that President George W. Bush’s policies bear little responsibility for the deficits the nation faces over the coming decade — that, instead, the new policies of President Barack Obama and the 111th Congress are to blame. Most recently, a Heritage Foundation paper downplayed the role of Bush-era policies (for more on that paper, see p. 4). Nevertheless, the fact remains: Together with the economic downturn, the Bush tax cuts and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq explain virtually the entire deficit over the next ten years (see Figure 1).
So, really. Quit with all the “leave George alooo-oooone!” crap.
He did it, he owns it and we’re the worse for it. And additions to the deficit by the Obama administration racked up to get us out of it are on him, too. And you members of Congress, mostly Republicans, who voted this week to cut of unemployment benefits to nearly a million and a half Americans because they don’t want to raise the deficit after years of contributing to it to pad your own bank accounts and those of your wealthy friends are evil and equally-culpable bastards. Funny how y’all just suddenly got the deficit-reduction religion now that your guy is out of office.
I’m just sayin’…