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 What was so bad about Bush? (32)

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where does one start? we had 9/11 happen worst attack since pearl harbor that in its self is enough but lets keep going . he started the Iraq war based on lies and went against congress which is a impeccable offense . then he did not pay for the illegal war costing billions of dollars and then left office w his illegal war still going on. the stock market crashed the banks collapsed the housing market crashed causing the second worse depression in our history. He started the war in Afghanistan and left just left it going . He broke the contracts of military personal extending there contracts so they could fight in his illegal wars.He left Americans in New Orleans high and not dry when he failed so miserably to help them after Katrina . He started the Patriot act .

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My name is Isma'ila and I support this statement. :(

Not a thing. Bush was an awesome guy and a wonderful human being. He was intelligent, caring, righteous, poised, and definitely did not know that the american military was using depleted uranium against civilians.

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Out of control spending and debt. Failures on the border. Largest increase in government since Lindon B. Johnson.

And liberals love to point out that I didn't complain about these things when Bush was in office but now I'm complaining about Obama doing some of the same things.

Well, ...they're right. I guess it took a democrat to wake me up. See the Bush administration was back when I trusted all republicans. Now I know not too. Plus I was so busy defending him against people that had no idea what they where talking about.

He wasn't the worst president ever. But he wasn't that great.

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I'm glad you can think from a non-partisan standpoint now. Out of curiosity are there any things you think that Bush did right?

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JARHEAD74(75) Disputed
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no he did nothing good at all he could not even help his on people after hurricane Katrina he disbanded FEMA like a fool and its still a mess over there

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I do happen to agree with you. Bush should have brought spending under control while he had a Republican congress, that was inexcusable. He should have secured the borders to keep out millions of uneducated, unskilled, non-speaking English Mexicans who come here and get unlimited access to our emergency rooms and go to our public schools for free.

Bush had his faults, thats for sure, but he also did some very good things as well.

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JARHEAD74(75) Disputed
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you did not even come close to the [email protected]! ups of bush. his spending on his illegal wars came to 900 trillion that he did not pay for .stock market crashed banks went under housing market went under 9/11 happened under him . please state any good thing he did.i dare you

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JARHEAD74(75) Disputed
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Bushm what out of control spending? Bush and his wars cost 900 trillion which was not paid for his tax cuts for the rich the wars caused During his eight years in office, President Bush oversaw a large increase in government spending. In fact, President Bush increased government spending more than any of the six presidents preceding him, including LBJ. In his last term in office, President Bush increased discretionary outlays by an estimated 48.6 percent.

During his eight years in office, President Bush spent almost twice as much as his predecessor, President Clinton. Adjusted for inflation, in eight years, President Clinton increased the federal budget by 11 percent. In eight years, President Bush increased it by a whopping 104 percent.

One reason offered for these large budget increases is that entitlement programs are growing rapidly. Although Social Security and Medicare spending growth outpaced most other programs in the mid-1990s, spending growth in discretionary programs has accelerated in the last 15 years, especially during Bush’s two terms. Between FY2002 and FY2009, discretionary spending rose 96 percent.

Some argue that federal spending during the Bush years was so high because security needs drove up the budget. It is true that defense spending increased dramatically since the late-1990s, particularly since 9/11 and the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However,non defensee spending increased too. Some also argue that much of the increase innon defensee spending stemmed from increases in homeland security spending. Whether this is true, the overall rapid rise of discretionary spending indicates that, here too, the administration and Congress made no trade-offs in the budget. If the administration and Congress wanted more security spending and wanted to be fiscally responsible, they should have found savings elsewhere in the budget.

President Bush added thousands of new federal subsidy programs during his eight years in office. In 2008, there were 1,816 subsidy programs in the federal budget that spread hundreds of billions of dollars annually to special interest groups such as state governments, businesses, nonprofit groups, and individuals. The number of subsidy programs has grown by 30 percent since 2000 and by 54 percent since 1990. you being blind to this does not excuse you being uninformed Obama has been getting us slowly out ofBush'ss disaster and Bush was by far the worst pres ever.kind of funny that him or any of his administration was not at the republican convention which is unprecedented the rep party wanted them erased from ever happening and 9/11 was on his watch

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JakeJ(3254) Disputed
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Yeah I know. What made you think I was so pro Bush?

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he was a politician =/

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insert aptly placed rim-shot somewhere around here

Indeed.

Indeed.

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I'm Canadian. I try to keep out of American politics (until I found this site). This was meant as a valid question.

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How can one say that Bush's spending was out of control?!?!? In the past 12 months Obama has spent more than Bush did in his 8 years!

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Illegal wire tapping. singing the Patriot act, being antichoice, being antigay, illegal wars, Abu Gharab, torture, need I go on? Bush was and is a cunt who should be prosecuted for war crimes.

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zico20(345) Disputed
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wire tapping, water boarding and the Patriot Act all saved American lives, how many is up for debate. I will take a little less freedom if my safety is increased.

As far as illegal wars go, this I have to agree with you 100%. Saddam Hussein was no threat to the US at all. So what if he kills 10 million Muslims in his own country, I would rather have that than 4600 American lives lost protecting those people. As far as Afghanistan goes, we should have left right after we ran the Taliban out. No longer our problem. If the Taliban come back to power, just bomb the country back to the stone age, its not like the Afghans or that land is of any use to us. Bush's devotion to them people is mind boggling.

Finally, we would not need wire tapping and the Patriot Act if we tossed out all the Muslims in this country.

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Sitara(11100) Disputed
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Bull fucking shit. The Patriot Act is a violation of civil rights. Research the similarities between the Patriot Act and the Reichstag Fire Decree of Nazi Germany. Seriously, get an education and get back to me.

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He got this country involved in two wars and caused the Great Recession.

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i don't know either because bush seems like an ok guy i really think obama is kind of bad

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I don't think there's anything wrong with a bush as long as it's nicely trimmed. Wait....

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Its not Bush its his father. People make most of their judgments about Bush based on what his father did to our country which is totally bias. Just because your father screwed our country over doesn't mean that he had to do the same.

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Sitara(11100) Disputed
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They are both corrupt .

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