Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's the economy stupid

Once again our fearless commander in chief is acting like we’re the idiots when, clearly, it’s him…

Appearing on NBC’s Today Show, this morning, “President” Bush denied that the there’s any link between the current recession and the Iraq war; he even went as far as to claim that the war is actually helping the economy.

That’s right, you heard me…

He said the war, the $10 billion were spending each month for the war, is helping the US economy… here’s the exchange between him and Ann Curry;

CURRY: You don’t agree with that? It has nothing do with the economy, the war — spending on the war? BUSH: I don’t think so. I think actually the spending in the war might help with jobs…because we’re buying equipment, and people are working. I think this economy is down because we built too many houses and the economy’s adjusting.

Too. Many. Houses? Seriously… that’s your reasoning Mr. Bush?

… it’s people like Bush that make me feel ashamed to have a MBA…

Sure, the war has created jobs for some companies (cough cough; Halliburton..,. cough cough Blackwater)… but over the five years since we invaded Iraq, unemployment has risen, with an increase of 13.6%.

That’s not even taking into consideration the fact that 68% of the American public believes that redeployment from Iraq would help fix the country’s economic woes.

Bush will never admit it because republicans are supposed to be about fiscal discipline, but he and his administration are anything BUT disciplined… in fact, they’re not only undisciplined but disruptive as well.

1/20/2009 can NOT come soon enough…


Fetiche Nouvelle said...

The unemployment rate is STILL lower than it was at any time during the Clinton Administration.

And by the way, what people believe has no necessary bearing on what is actually, factually true.

1A said...

The war helps the economy? Wow. I guess I was wrong.

Kemp said...

Fair enough Fetiche... but keep in mind that anyone who just looks at the unemployment rate as a barometer of a struggling economy is a fool (something this post does not do but your comment does)
The thing about unemployment data is that it does not take into account those who have dropped off the unemployment data because they'vee run out of benefits, or dropped off because they got discouraged by the economy and stopped looking.

Check out this article from the conservative Washington Times for a better analysis of what I'm saying.