Since the Democrats Took Control of Congress

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  1. CrusaderFrank
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    There's been a number of ridiculous articles describing how bad the Bush economy was and while Bush was indeed a tremendous disappointment to Conservatives who didn't quite grasp that his "Compassionate" modifier meant "anti", the Bush economy was good.

    The trouble started once the Democrats, a Party so anti-American that they tried on 47 separate occasions to stop funding our men and women in combat, took control of Congress.

    These are the facts and they are indisputable.

    When Democrats took control of Congress:

    1) Consumer confidence stood at @ 102.9

    November 28, 2006 – The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell by 2.2 index points to 102.9 in November (Chart 1). This index has fluctuated between 100 and 110 for the last twelve months.
    Economic Snapshots ® - November Consumer Confidence - Nov 28, 2006

    2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;

    November 19 2006: 3:31 PM EST

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (CNN) -- Gasoline prices at U.S. pumps rose an average of a nickel a gallon over the last two weeks, ending three months of falling prices, according to a national survey released Sunday.
    The Nov. 17 Lundberg Survey of about 5,000 gas stations across the country showed the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gas was $2.23, a penny lower than the same week a year ago, publisher Trilby Lundberg told CNN.
    Gasoline prices rise after 3 month slump, survey* - Nov. 19, 2006

    3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

    4) Gold was $625 down from $700 in May 06 when it looked like Reps might hold control
    Gold starting climbing as soon as the US election results were in, by the end of the month it was at 645.

    London Fix Historical - result

    5) Barrel of Crude $60

    Crude oil, avg, spot price chart
    In less than 2 years, the anti-drilling, anti-business Democrats had spooked the Capital Markets so badly oil spike at over $120 a barrel! The chart says it all! The only thing that dropped prices was the crippling damage Democrat policies inflicted on the us economy sending it into cardiac arrest

    6) Value of Dollar (euro) 1.28

    Monthly Average Graph (American Dollar, Euro) 2006

    7) Deficit $248 Billion

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2009/pdf/hist.pdf (page 31)

    8) US Debt $8.4T

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2009/pdf/hist.pdf (Page 132)

    Since then:

    1) Consumer confidence plummet 54 which is an increase over the last 2 months! That’s down from 102!

    Consumer Confidence Index - The Conference Board

    2) The cost of regular gasoline soars to over 4.12 and is now $2.58 a gallon;

    Gas Price Historical Price Charts - GasBuddy.com

    ‘With Skyrocketing Gas Prices, Americans Can No Longer Afford Rubber Stamp Congress” Nancy Pelosi Monday, April 24, 2006

    Barack Obama: “I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.” June 2008

    3) Unemployment is up to 9.7%

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

    Again, look at the hockey stick spike in US unemployment since the Dems took over Congress

    4) Spot Gold 9/17/2009 $1012. It was $625 when Dems took over Congress

    24-hour Spot Chart - Gold

    5) Barrel of Crude $72 (9/17/09) Price of crude falls as US Economic activity continue to contract under Socialist policies of Obama & Dems.

    6) Value of Dollar (euro) 1.47

    Euro (b) vs United States Dollar Spot (EUR/USD) Quote

    7) Deficit

    The Number is so huge we need to use scientific notation. It’s 1.8 X10^12 !!

    http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9957/01-07-Outlook.pdf

    8) US Debt

    We need to use Scientific notation again because the debt ceiling was just raised to 1.2X10^13!!

    “America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.” -- BH Obama

    And don’t forget:
    1,900,000 American homes are in foreclosure;
    the USA Stands to lose it AAA Credit Rating;
    and Communist China is lecturing the USA on Fiscal responsibility!

    The Road to recovery starts when the Democrats are in a solid minority and Conservatives are turning the US economy back to citizens, business people and entrepreneurs of all stripes!

    The Capital Markets have spoken: they do not want any part of a nation run by modern Democrats (aka: NeoMarxists, NeoNazis, Statists) and have been selling America short since Pelosi Dems lied their way into control of Congress in Nov 2006
     
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    Aside from the "indisputable" stupidity of CON$ervative rationalizations, please tell us what specific laws the the 110th Congress, that took office on Jan 4, 2007, "inflicted on the US economy" in November of 2006????????:cuckoo:

    And as a follow up, what specific laws on what dates did the Dems get passed the record number of GOP filibusters after Jan 4, 2007 that might have burst the Bush economic bubble????

    The Bush economic house of cards fell from its own inertia without any help from the Dems!!!
     
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    you should see how Michael Moore, yes Michael Moore, crushes Chris Dodd in his latest movie when looking at the banking collapse
     
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    Remarkable how the libs here have no compelling argument against Bush, so I guess I'll have to make one for them.

    In the 8 years Bush was president, the number of private sector jobs decreased slightly. In the 8 years Clinton was president, the number of private sector jobs increased by 21 million. Virtually all of the 2 million net jobs created while Bush was in office were in the government. Virtually all of the 22 million net jobs created while Clinton was in office were in private corporations. Under Clinton, gov't spending rose 30% over 8 years, under Bush it more than doubled.

    Libs, you are so caught up in anger over W, you don't realize how bad his economic record really was. Republicans, if you believe so strongly in limited government, stop defending a president who did not.
     
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    We started falling off the economic precipise during the Bush II admin.

    We are still falling.

    Blame it on entirely the Dems if that makes you feel better.

    But some of us understand that it took both parties to make the number of mistakes it took to tank this economy, and it took then decades of stupid tax and spending policies, too, to set us up to be in this situation.
     
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    Good, solid post Frank. You are obviously trying. Thanks. Now, while I have not had time to digest everything in your post, can you please tell me one thing the Democrats DID to cause all of the ills you listed?
     
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    Two comments. First, Democrats tried to bring our sons and daughters home. Republicans sent them to war, cut their benefits and give them crappy, dated and rusty weapons. It's like they want them to die.

    Second, when a conservative says something all "sciency" I laugh. We know they don't believe in science. Less than 6% of scientists are Republicans.

    After these two gaffs, it's difficult to take anything else seriously.
     
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    For starters, Democrats are anti-business, anti-free enterprise; they threw free trade with Columbia under the bus. They have no respect for private property or the Rule of Law and believe that all wealth rightfully belongs to the State to distribute as it sees fit.

    Instead of finding new sources of energy, they are on a campaign to cut our energy production as much as possible, taking our economy down with it

    Most telling was that they tried on 47 separate occasions to strand this nations soldiers on the filed of battle by cutting off their funding. Who in their right mind would want to do MORE business with a country so bent on suicide?
     
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    Fwank is full of cwap.

    What a maroon post. Come on, Frank, stop drooling and post somethindg worthwhile, please. You are not running for King of the Forum. Retired already has that and will send out the hit squad if he thinks you have grandiose ideas. Come on now, Frank, give something decent.
     
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    Link for this, that way when you give one, I can prove you wrong.
     

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