Evaluation of the policies of George W. Bush and his Republican conservatives on America.
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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 21, 2008 by COL Gene
“The real problem is an unrealistic understanding of the global economy we are in and will remain in. We cannot isolate ourselves to prosperity, no matter how many protectionist laws people like Gene can think up. This "road to disaster" was paved by people like Gene with incremental nicks in productivity (taxes, regulation) that have finally accumulated sufficient weight to drag us down. Business needs liberation, not a tighter straight jacket. No amount of "inspiration" will build a single fac...
January 20, 2008 by COL Gene
Today 12% of all U.S. Jobs are in manufacturing. That is down from 25 % at the start of our so called Free Trade policy. Those that want MORE tax cuts for business tell us that is why manufacturing and Tec Jobs are going out of the country. The real reason is not taxes but labor rates. If tax cuts were the answer we would not be facing the recession we are facing today. We simply can not afford to reduce the federal revenue given the deficit. Tax cuts to business MUST result in New living wage...
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
The truth about many on JoeUser including those running this Blog site is that they do not respect truth and when anyone tries to bring them truth and facts that do not agree with their preconceived and totally incorrect notions they attack the person putting forth the facts and arguments they do not what to accept.

The issue is not respect for me as an individual but respect for the facts and expert opinions I have used to support the arguments I have made. When I am attacked I respond i...
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 16, 2008 by COL Gene
WHY can not respond to articles? Am I being blocked? If YES WHY?
January 10, 2008 by COL Gene
When Congress chooses to spend money they can either adopt a Tax and Spend policy or follow what Bush and the GOP did from 2001-2007 - Charge and Spend.

If we follow the Tax and Spend approach and spend $100 Billion the total cost to the tax payers is $100 Billion.

If we follow a Charge and Spend approach and spend $100 Billion and added it to the National Debt for 20 Years @ 5% interest the total cost to the Tax Payers is $200 Billion.

It is clear that of the two approaches the 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...
January 9, 2008 by COL Gene
Here is a reality that can not be denied. The wealthy and the small business owners are the people that can avoid Federal Income Taxes either by using the legal loopholes that were placed in the law to help the FEW or by cheating on their taxes.

A perfect example is Dick Cheney. He had an AGI last year of about $1.7 Million. With that level of income we would expect him to be paying about 33% of that income in Federal Taxes after his exemptions and deductions. Cheney paid only 23% in fed...
January 8, 2008 by COL Gene
The exit polls in NH of Republican Voters show that over 49% of GOP voters are not happy with the way Bush has run the country. Thus the desire for CHANGE is in all segments of the voting population - Republican, Democrat and Independent. Also the number of people voting clearly supports the desire for REAL CHANGE from the way Bush and the GOP have been running our country.

The 2008 election may be a very different presidential election that will show just how unhappy Americans are with th...
January 7, 2008 by COL Gene
Some conservatives appear to be glad Obama appears to be setting the Sun on Hillary. They may find the old saying of; “Be careful what you wish for” will apply. They may find defeating Obama a bit more difficult then defeating Hillary.
December 26, 2007 by COL Gene
When I listened to Ron Paul being interviewed on Meet the Press and while watching the Republican debates, two of the most fundamental conservative axioms we hear from Republicans were shown to be fabrications.

First is an individual make better spending choices then government.

Second is that government spending is ineffective and wasteful.

Spending Choices

Does anyone believe that if all or most spending choices were made by individuals that they would say I need to spend money...
December 22, 2007 by COL Gene
I have placed my Blogs on JoeUser into a file and in that process looked at many of the comments and complaints about the increased spending, welfare, pork and taxes people posted in response to my Blogs. When I took a look at just what parts of the Federal Budget have increased since 2001, the word that is front and center about all the budget and tax complaints is HYPOCRISY!

The largest increase in our spending since 2001 is not on pork or welfare. It is not on the administrative costs ...