Census Report Shows Bush Economic Legacy Is Failure On Every Measurement

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    Closing The Book On The Bush Legacy

    Thursday's annual Census Bureau report on income, poverty and access to health care-the Bureau's principal report card on the well-being of average Americans-closes the books on the economic record of George W. Bush.

    It's not a record many Republicans are likely to point to with pride.

    On every major measurement, the Census Bureau report shows that the country lost ground during Bush's two terms. While Bush was in office, the median household income declined, poverty increased, childhood poverty increased even more, and the number of Americans without health insurance spiked. By contrast, the country's condition improved on each of those measures during Bill Clinton's two terms, often substantially.
     
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    Bush presidency is over. No longer relevant.
     
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    SURE it is... we are no where near out from under Bush's failures, and we will have to live with the carnage for decades...

    And right wing pea brains are marching on Washington to preserve that failure!
     
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    Unfortunately, what Bush dd to this country will be relevant for the next generation
     
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    10000% agreed. ugh
     
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    When Dems took control of Congress in Nov 2006

    1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high @ 75;
    2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
    3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.
    4) Gold was $600 down from $700 in May 06 when it looked like Reps might hold control
    5) Barrel of Crude $60
    6) Value of Dollar (euro) 1.28
    7) Deficit $342B
    8) US Debt $8.4T

    Since then:

    1) Consumer confidence plummets down to 54 which is an increase over the last 2 months!;
    2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $2.58 a gallon;
    3) Unemployment is up to 9.7%
    4) American households have seen trillions in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
    5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by trillions of dollars;
    6) 1,900,000 American homes are in foreclosure.
    7) Trade and treaty with Columbia thrown under bus with Wright and Obamas Gran momma
    8) Deficit 1.9 TRILLION
    9) US Debt ceiling just raiser to $12 TRILLION
    10) Value of Dollar (euro) 1.4 Dollar in FREE FALLLLL

    Capital markets are TERRIFIED of American Socialists aka: Dems.
    China is lecturing us on Fiscal discipline!
    The USA Stands to lose it AAA Credit Rating!
    Capital markets are voting against Obama and his Dem Congress!
     
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    You might as well talk to a wall Frank.

    Because.... BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSHHHHHHHHHHH
     
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    No link huh Frank? Couldn't pick which pea brain BLOGGER to select?

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    Q: Did electing a Democratic Congress in 2006 really lead to increased unemployment, higher gas prices and more home foreclosures?
    I received this by e-mail and I’ve also seen it posted as a comment on a lot of blogs and news sites. Is there any truth to it?

    You Want Change?

    A little over one year ago:
    1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
    2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
    3) the unemployment rate was 4.5%.

    Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we're [sic] seen:

    1) Consumer confidence plummet;
    2) the cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3 a gallon;
    3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);
    4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
    5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
    6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

    America voted for change in 2006, and we got it!


    A:
    No, and most of the figures in a widely-circulated e-mail are made up. In fact, the entire premise of the e-mail is a logical fallacy.
    Like most of the chain e-mails making the rounds, this one is inaccurate. Some claims are outright false while others are grossly out of context. Overall, the e-mail commits the logical fallacy known as post hoc ergo propter hoc (or after the fact, therefore because of the fact).

    Here's what we found:

    FactCheck.org: Did electing a Democratic Congress in 2006 really lead to increased unemployment, higher gas prices and more home foreclosures?
     
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    We should be so lucky....But the neutron brains just can't seem to let shit go.
     
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    I'll be back later to dismantle Bfgrn ridiculous Kool Aid snorting Cut and paste of stuff that 2 years old!

    Instead of reflexively dropping to your knees to defend Obama, you should have noticed that I update my post-obama devastation.

    YOU DON'T EVEN MENTION THE DEFICIT AND DEBT NUMBERS CAUSE YOU HAVE NO FUCKING BRAINS OF YOUR OWN!!
     

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