The Results of Conservative Republican Policy

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    A failure - and yet there are many who still argue for policies that move us closer to third world status.

    "The trends were comparably daunting for children in poverty. When Clinton left office nearly 11.6 million children lived in poverty, according to the Census. When Bush left office that number had swelled to just under 14.1 million, an increase of more than 21 per cent."

    'Closing The Book On The Bush Legacy' by Ronald Brownstein

    "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.

    The Census' final report card on Bush's record presents an intriguing backdrop to today's economic debate. Bush built his economic strategy around tax cuts, passing large reductions both in 2001 and 2003. Congressional Republicans are insisting that a similar agenda focused on tax cuts offers better prospects of reviving the economy than President Obama's combination of some tax cuts with heavy government spending. But the bleak economic results from Bush's two terms, tarnish, to put it mildly, the idea that tax cuts represent an economic silver bullet."

    Closing The Book On The Bush Legacy - The Atlantic Politics Channel
     
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    Shrub and the bureaucracy expanding spendthrift congress during his tenure were NOT, in any way shape or manner, "conservative".

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    And why not? Is there a thought in your usual three word meaningless replies?

    Bush cut taxes - conservatives cheered
    Bush invaded a country - conservatives cheered
    Bush selected ideologues to the SC - conservatives cheered
    Bush vetoed child care - conservatives cheered
    Bush started faith based initiatives - conservatives cheered
    Bush reduced aid to our veterans - conservatives cheered
    Bush engaged in illegal wire tapping - conservatives cheered
    Bush reduced environmental regulations - conservatives cheered
    Bush tried to outsource SS - conservatives cheered
    Bush reduced taxes - conservatives cheered

    There are lots lots more, that Bush is now not a conservative makes my head spin and is the epitome of hypocrisy.
     
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    This begs the question : which "conservatives"?

    And if this is in fact "closing the book" on the Shrub, why is it you're still whining about him?
     
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    It cannot be the policy of failure, seeing as it hasn't ever really been tried in earnest.

    And all I'm "admitting" here is that those who have been identified by you as "conservatives" are fakes.

    But you keep on tryin' to peddle that Hegelian bullshit...Eventually someone along the line will be as gullible as you and lap it up.
     
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    if something doesn't work - just do it HARDER

    sorry, not buying
     
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    That's pretty much the demopublicratican mantra.
     
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    No legit conservative was cheering when Bush gave us the biggest expansion in socialized medicine since LBJ or when he gave us No Child Left Behind, or when he increased federal hiring of civilians at more than double the rate of Clinton.

    To say Bush failed is to say liberal economic policies failed.
     
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    Does the number of people living in poverty include the 12+ million illegal aliens?
     
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