Friday, September 02, 2011

Thank You, Bush and Cheney, for Getting Us Into This Mess

Hats off to Eugene Robinson today for writing this piece in the Washington Post where he points out the obvious: Bush and Cheney are two guys who got us into this mess, and now that they are both talking, Americans have an opportunity to place blame at the feet of the people, and the party, that has sent our country to heck in a hand basket.

He wrote this:
It was the Bush administration, you will recall, that sent the national debt into the stratosphere and choked off federal revenue to the point of asphyxiation. Bush and Cheney decided to fight two wars without even accounting — let alone paying — for them. Rather than raise taxes to cover the cost of military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bush opted to maintain unreasonable and unnecessary tax cuts.”

“So far, the wars and the tax cuts have cost the Treasury between $4 trillion and $5 trillion. If Bush had just left income tax rates alone, nobody except Ron Paul would be talking about the debt.”
There’s more and you should go there and read every word.

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