Originally Posted by blazertrek50
Deceptions and innuendo. Plus I see no proof, just opinions. Interesting but in no way definitive nor concrete. While this discussion is lively and while I love a good debate, we really should consider the forum we are in
Now you're getting it. Bush got elected by deceptions and innuendo.
Perhaps if you did some research you'd know more about your hero.
I'd suggest you try google, but if you're completely in the dark about Bush's background of incompetence after seven years of him destroying the country, I'd guess you don't care enough to investigate.
For Bush's history of busines failures, look up Arbusto, Spectrum 7 Corporation buyout of Bush Exploration, Harken Oil and Harvard Management Corp., and his dealings with the Bahrain National Oil Company.
And look up SEC investigation on Bush dumping his Harken oil interests...
Look up the Mathes family lawsuits against the Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority (ASFDA) to see how Bush turned his $600,000 investment in the Texas Rangers into a $14 million (his share) buyout of the team. Bush bought in, and used his influence with the Authority to condemn and seize private property to buile a new Stadium using taxpayer dollars for the team. The Mathes family, and others that had their property seized sued and won over $11 million in settlements as the amount they were given when their property was seized was ridiculously low.
As for government bloat, Bush has enlarged the government to record proportions with his ineffectual Homeland Security department. Biggest government ever. He guided our economy from $5 trillion in debt, asking and getting debt ceiling caps from the republican congress multiple times, to our current "reported" debt of nearly $10 trillion dollars.
Now Bush says the current economic issues aren't due to his drunken spending sprees with the rubber stamp approval of congress, not because we're paying nearly $300 million a day in Iraq, not because of his refusal to include the war costs in his budget, but because Americans "built too many houses."
It would be funny if it weren't so pathetic.