Evaluation of the policies of George W. Bush and his Republican conservatives on America.
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February 6, 2008 by COL Gene
All the leading GOP Presidential candidates tell the voters that if Obama or Clinton is elected their taxes will go up. That is a LIE!!!!! I looked at the positions of both Clinton and Obama and they support increasing taxes for families making OVER $250,000 per year.

I looked at the latest income data and that means only 5% of Americans would have a tax increase. McCain, Huckibee and Romney make it sound like all of us will see our taxes increase if a Democrat is elected. NOTHING could ...
February 5, 2008 by COL Gene
The continual push of the three GOP candidates for President supporting conservative principals in the primary is a looser in November because the vast majority of voters ARE NOT conservatives. Why support a person for President that would retain policies the majority does not agree with?

Issues like:

Increasing taxes for people making over $250,000 per year to help pay our bills.

Healthcare for most if not all Americans starting with Children.

Keep Social Security like it is an...
February 4, 2008 by COL Gene
Bush sent his 2009 budget to Congress and it is a JOKE. The problem is it will not be funny for any GOP members of Congress who are running in November 2008.

His budget proposes a $400 Billion deficit AFTER he has cut of almost $200 Billion from Medicare and Medicaid. No member of Congress running for reelection could embrace such a budget. The deficit is outrageous and to cut Medicare in an election year would be suicide. Bush is not showing how his proposed Medicare cuts are the result...
January 28, 2008 by COL Gene
“They need to take those savings and extend unemployment and increase the benefits to people who receive Food Stamps. They need to limit tax cuts to business to those who create NEW living wage jobs in the U.S”

The issue is not to conform to the DNC but to take action that will be more effective. People who do not have jobs do not spend. People who would get more food stamps would spend more on food. Tax cuts to business that create U.S. Jobs will stimulate OUR economy. People making o...
January 28, 2008 by COL Gene
The AP under the by line of Robert Burns reports that the situation in Afghanistan and the border areas in Pakistan is deteriorating and without more forces we could lose this fight.

Senior U.S. Military commanders said the danger from al-Qaeda is greater from the operations in border area of Pakistan and Afghanistan then anything in Iraq. In fact the growth of al-Qaeda in Pakistan is the worst of all areas according to our senior military commanders.

This is in direct conflict with wh...
January 27, 2008 by COL Gene
After listening to Mike Huckibee as well as some very knowledgeable economists I have come to the conclusion the rebate checks to people is not the answer to help our economy.

First, giving these rebate checks to people earning as much as $150,000 is ridiculous. People making six figures will most likely not spend the added money and if the do it will NOT be on something made in the U.S.

The case has been made that $150 Billion is too small to impact a $13 Trillion dollar economy and tha...
January 26, 2008 by COL Gene
Most on JoeUser refuse to acknowledge reality. My last Blog presented the questions Tim Russet asked the GOP candidates in the Debate this week and the response was to attack me and ignore the issues raised by Mr. Russet because they are not complementary to the GOP Presidential candidates. Here is how the two brain dead on JoeUser responded:

“Why would anyone vote for a democrat?

They aren't going to control the borders, they are not going to control gas prices......why do you eve...
January 25, 2008 by COL Gene
Tim Russet asked all the GOP candidates last night given the dismal record of the past 7 years WHY SHOULD Americans Vote for another Republican? He listed a string of facts about the past 7 years such as:

3 ½ Trillion dollars added to the National debt.
Gas prices are double
Failure to secure our border
No solution to the Funding problem of Social Security
The trade problems and loss of manufacturing jobs
No energy policy that has made us less dependent on foreign oil

NOT ONE of ...
January 25, 2008 by COL Gene
Look at the caliber of the people who run the two non profit organizations that produced the study that showed Bush and his principal staff LIED about Iraq:

These are the Directors of the Fund for Independence in Journalism
Bevis Longstreth, Board Chairman
Bevis Longstreth is a retired partner of Debevoise & Plimpton and a member of the board of trustees of New School University and the College Retirement Equities Fund. He served as a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner, a member o...
January 23, 2008 by COL Gene
On Tuesday The Center for Public Integrity posted the results of their study about how we got into Iraq. They have posted this study on their web site. They concluded the war, “Was an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and in the process let the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses”. They found 935 False statements were made about the danger from Iraq by Bush and his minions. Bush himself made 259 false statements about the dander Saddam, posed to...
January 20, 2008 by COL Gene
Many economists have doubts that the stimulus plans being talked about will do much to deter a recession. The reason for this doubt is the fact that number one even $150 Billion is a drop in the bucket in a $13 Trillion dollar economy. Second how much of the $150 Billion will actually end up as new spending?

I do not know if the size of the proposed plans will be sufficient but I do know the Bush suggestions will not maximize the amount that will end up as new spending. First, Bush has su...
January 19, 2008 by COL Gene
Comments about the economy I have made in my Blogs have been criticized now have been proven correct. The issue is the economy and the results of the policies we have been following.

The reality is the policies of Bush and the GOP have disproportionately caused the economic benefits flow to business and the wealthy and NOT the average Americans who are falling behind. This has caused people to put more on their debt both credit card and home equity loans and now they are faced with the fa...
January 18, 2008 by COL Gene
For months I have been documenting how the U.S. Economy was in trouble. Bush supporters have been telling me that I did not know what I was talking about. The economy was sound as Bush has been saying up to two weeks ago.

I looked back at my Blogs since January 1, 2007 where I pointed out the problems with the U.S. Economy on the following dates:

Feb 2; Aug 9; Aug 16; Aug 19; Aug 29; Oct 16; Dec 21.

The response from most on this Blog site was to tell me I did not know what I was t...
January 10, 2008 by COL Gene
The comments of President Bush in Israel show he does not have a grasp of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. He said it is up to the Palestinians if they want a new state or the status Quo. The truth is it depends on BOTH Israel and the Palestinians to have ANY chance of a settlement.

The issues that have prevented a settlement will require MAJOR changes by BOTH sides. When Bush says it depends on the Palestinians he shows a lack of real understanding of the reasons why no settlement ha...
December 20, 2007 by COL Gene
I guess the assessment of Professor Toshi Tsurumi, who was the economics teacher GWB had at Harvard, was correct when he said George Bush was one of his worst students. Professor Tsurumi said a teacher remembers the best and worst students over the years.

George Bush was fortunate in that when he took office we had a balanced budget for the first time in over two decades. We had tax rates that produced just enough revenue to meet our spending levels. Bush and his GOP supporters in Congres...