Obama Blaming Bush For Economic Is Prove Obama Does Not Know How To Fix It

@Fatcat44 (1142)
United States
October 3, 2012 3:39pm CST
I am starting to laugh every time I hear Obama bashing Bush for the economy. Obama has had over three years, and it is not improving. Of course the left will present data form 2008 to now to show it is improving, but they will not show data before 2008. Everything was altogether better before 2008. I may be better off than I was four years ago, but I am not better off than I was five years ago. Let's get the data correct, the left. So go ahead and blame Bush. Bush may have done things, but Obama is continuing doing the things that everyone is blaming Bush for. We are still in two wars. Afghanistan is turning into another Vietnam. Obama and company are still spending one trillion dollars more than what they are bringing in as revenue. They are stealing from the Social Security fund to fund the budget. Our debt is growing at a higher rate than ever. And yet we hear no plans from Obama to correct this. Forward, yes Obama is telling the truth there. Forward and more of the same. We need to get Bark and Bite-me out and get Romney and Ryan in.
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@stealthy (8188)
• United States
3 Oct 12
Bush actually did pretty good considering he had to deal with 9/11 and Katerina. Either one of those, especially 9/11, could have totally crashed the economy and he managed to keep that from happening. Obama has done more to prevent a recovery than to bring one about.
@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Oct 12
Very true. The point to the WTC and NY being targets on 9/11 was to strike at America's financial centers. The point was to try to collapse our economy, or at least cause some damage. Sometimes it seems that our president has the same goal, and that is worrisome.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
4 Oct 12
Great point! how about instead of blaming Bush, we blame the idiots that hit our buildings!
@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Oct 12
After four years of Obama, we could all use a little R&R.
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• United States
4 Oct 12
The Romney/Ryan plan doesn't balance the budget til 2045.I personally wish it was more aggressive.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
4 Oct 12
If you create more jobs and improve the economy the tax revenue will increase. If they can cut spending and increase revenue they could balance the budget sooner that that.
• United States
4 Oct 12
I would like to see a balanced budget next year and a real plan how to pay down our debt in a realistic time frame. I don't see why the government can't stop spending more than it takes in NOW.
• Redlands, California
4 Oct 12
How does it cut into the budget by 2045 when Romney has not even explained how is going to pay for his tax plan and his increased defense spending. To me his plans do not make sense. Part of the problem is we keep raising defense spending and we can never cut it.
• United States
4 Oct 12
What did you expect. Men lead, losers blame. I think its such a travesty of justice that somebody like Dorkbama was allowed to lead this country based on a bunch of BS, he's a politician, not a leader, heck, he's not even a man in my book. A real man rejects passivity, he sits around and doesn't engage world leaders, a real man accepts responsibility, he's done none of that, he only blames to make his self look better. A real man always expects the greater good by knowing that he isn't doing his job for himself but for others. Nobama is the best worst example we have of today's man, weak and spineless, no wonder America is seen as weak. But things are going to change in November, real men will rise. I know I will.
• Redlands, California
4 Oct 12
Just like the men that led us into this mess in the first place. Just because people lead do not mean they are good at it. Really all you need to do to become a leader in this world is to manipulate people and bully people. Some do it the right way but many of them do it the wrong way and that is what I see in Romney and many in the Republican Party. I am coming to figure out its not about doing the right thing with many of these people but its how you can manipulate people into thinking its the right thing. The problem is that seems to win out more times than not.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
4 Oct 12
And President Obama is leading us in the right direction? Someone out against what he is doing and they get called in on the carpet and bullied into changing their story. That is leadership Chicago style. You are with them or you will be destroyed. Try to stop them and they will destroy you. Just look at the attacks on Gov. Romney, out right lies and when one does not work they create another and another. President Obama is doing a great job leading isn't he?
• Redlands, California
4 Oct 12
OK Bob if you say so. There is a between difference Between What Obama has had to deal with and Governor Romney has to deal with in his time in office. I first would refer you to go look up at the ways Romney made Bain so successful, from things like manipulating the government and his bank investors out of million so he could save Bain and give his top managers Bonuses when the company was sinking. He has also sent many of jobs overseas to the country he likes to talk so much smack about. He also seems like he wants American laborers to be paid the way China abuses their laborers. Just watch the whole 47 percent thing on YouTube. Its in there. He also has offshore bank accounts and a 100 million dollar trust fund to avoid paying taxes. Not to mention the many years of taxes Romney refuses to show. Yet he likes to attack half the country for not paying income taxes. All this Obama failed to mention last night or if he did, it as vague where you barely caught it. Which by the way are facts not lies. There is proof for all those things I mentioned above. The reason Romney had any kind of bipartisan success in Massachusetts was because he was working with so many Democrats. When you are that out numbered it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what needs to be done. Here this is what Paul Ryan had to say right before he joined the ticket. http://www.theonion.com/articles/ryan-begins-attacking-romneys-record-as-massachuse,29179/ All what he mentioned was in line with Democratic views. So yes when your party is outnumbered so bad and you are Governor you are going to make concessions. Can't fault him but can't give him much credit either. The funny thing is that there is not much love for him in Massachusetts. So that might tell you something right there. Here is another about Romney's job record as Governor. It seemed very fair for both sides of the argument. http://www.wbur.org/2011/12/15/romney-jobs
• United States
4 Oct 12
Fat, apparently you either weren't alive in 2008, or living under a rock!!!!! People like Romney created the fiscal problems of 2008, and Romney's economic policies are EXACTLY THE SAME as Bush. You can't logically just forget a complete economic crash the likes of which hasn't been seen in 70 years (and that crash took over a decade to get out of). We went from losing 700,000 jobs a month, to gaining private sector jobs 30 straight months. But, it is your RIGHT to vote for Romney, as it is my RIGHT to vote for Obama. The difference is that we know where Romney will lead the country, we already have a road map of his policies. But, when the economy crashes again under "trickle down economics", I am sure you will blame Obama!!!
@Fatcat44 (1142)
• United States
4 Oct 12
So have you been living under a rock since 2009. Obama's policies are not working. Obama, like Bush is spending us into major - major debt. I can't support either one of them. Bush had major economic growth until banking industry collapse, which we still can argue democrat or republican fault or both - this admid 9/11. Obama "fixes" did not work. Banks aren''t loaning. Businesses are afraid to borrow. Costs to business have increased significantly, which is one thing that you should be well aware of. Obama's policies are not working.
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• United States
8 Oct 12
"Bush had major economic growth until banking industry collapse" Bush had major economic growth BECAUSE of the housing market, and it's collapse was brought on by the banking industry. " Obama "fixes" did not work." Really? Are we still losing 700,000 jobs a month? Have we had to bail out the banks again? How about the auto industry? We actually are creating jobs. "Banks aren''t loaning. Businesses are afraid to borrow." Are you living in 2008? Banks are loaning money, and companies are borrowing. Why would you spend your own money today, when you can borrow money for basically nothing? "Costs to business have increased significantly, which is one thing that you should be well aware of." Cost if cost go up, then why haven't we seen inflation go up dramatically?
@Starmeka (14)
• United States
4 Oct 12
Yes Obama is blaming bush for the economy because you cant fix an entire countries problems all in 4 years, when its been failing for so long. It goes on long before Bush and still today, no one bashed Bush when he was president on how the economy is failing but suddenly everyone has a problem when Obama is trying his best to improve it. It will take yearsssss to "fix" the economy, and not one president can do it, it takes time especially when everything you try to get passed is vetoed. I don't think anyone is right in this situation, and the best president for the job will win at the end of the day.
@Fatcat44 (1142)
• United States
4 Oct 12
But Obama is over spending just like Bush. Obama is not helping. He is, just like Bush, digging us in a big hole that we may never be able to dig ourselves out of. Obama has not had a budget passed. Romney wants to eliminate wasteful spending, where as Obama, in his first 2 years pretty much encouraged it. That is why the country took back the house in hopes to stop Obama. So how can any approve of what Obama is doing? How?
@laglen (19782)
• United States
4 Oct 12
I thought it was funny, in the debate, Obama never said Bush's name but said "we all knew who that was". LMAO he couldn't get through a speech with blaming..... what a joke.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Oct 12
GOt that right I hadnt watched naything either of them have spoke on but watchedlast night and I for one think Mitt won this round andalso think he will continue to win! Wen Mitt said obama got things he said wrong and kept getting it wrong old obamas face was a sight to see. He didnt like being called to the carpetfor resaying the things worng and Mitt tellin him he didnt say that he said this and Mitt is right he did frase the word just the way he had said it but obama would get it wrong every time!
@lampar (7597)
• United States
4 Oct 12
I can fully understand during his first year in office, the tanking economy is the fault of his predecessor, but four years had passed since he took office, he shouldn't blame the lackluster economy performance and recession all on Bush again because he is the one in charged in the passed four years. He may well admit he doesn't has a clue how to fix the economy, that may sound more acceptable to people instead of shift the blame to Bush again. How can you expect the economy to improve while he is adopting the same economy policy like Bush, borrow more money to spend, having a bigger budget deficit and continue paying for the two wars that hardly end totally like his promised in the campaign, and also gave out more hundred billion to bail out big bank and big car maker, that is hardly any economy growth stimulation package except easy money for big bank donors. It is likely Afghanistan war is going to drag on for few more years if he got re-elected.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
4 Oct 12
I found it interesting that it is all Bushes fault but several weeks ago the President told a group that the economic problem was decades in the making. He also said it will take bold moves like those made by FDR to bring us out of the depression. Now economist are questioning the actions FDR took and many say that his action cause the depression to last longer. Also if the economy was in great shape under President Clinton, his administration started 20 years ago (2 decades) and lasted for 8 years or 40% of the time and President Obama keeps pointing to what President Clinton did and has not talked about what he has done. If as the President said that it took decades to create the problem then isn't Presidents Clintons fault too and we should not be following his policies?