Sunday, January 18, 2009

Facts Reveal: Bush Actually A Good President!

In yesterday's post I revealed why George W Bush has been a superior President to the Liberal hero Bill Clinton, on matters of Civil Rights, Protecting us from Terrorists, and the Military, regardless of what you might have heard. Today I'm taking a look at what Karl Rove would call the "kitchen table" issues.

The Economy

The OLM has dutifully carried the water for Democrats on the Economy for as long as I can remember. Always suggesting that Democrats are better on economic issues, even though History tells us otherwise. I'm guessing it has roots to the Democratic Myth about Franklin D. Roosevelt's salvation of our economy from Herbert Hoover's "Great Depression". The Truth is the Market crash which kicked off the Depression took place on Hoover's watch, FDR's "New Deal" deepened and extended the Depression for over 7 years according to UCLA study.

It was during Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign that "It's the Economy, Stupid" became the new rallying cry for Democrats and their PR wing in the OLM. Well as a Tax Payer, I want a government that takes less of My money by way of IRS extortion. The rest will take care of itself.

Even in this most recent election, Liberals spoke longingly of the Days of the Clinton Economy. You know the one boosted by the Tech Bubble and faulty accounting that still had a higher unemployment figures than George W Bush's Administration? When W. was sworn into office in January of 2001, he inherited Bill Clinton's Recession. Young President Bush immediatley called for taxpayer relief in the form of the Now famous, "Bush Tax Cuts", to stimulate the economy.

Liberals love to say that Bush's Tax Cuts only benefited the Rich. Once again those pesky facts rebuff that claim.....

According the Tax Foundation's Data


Taxes under Clinton 1999 Taxes under Bush 2008

Single making 30K - tax $8,400 Single making 30K - tax $4,500



Single making 50K - tax $14,000 Single making 50K - tax $12,500



Single making 75K - tax $23,250 Single making 75K – tax $18,750



Married making 60K - tax $16,800 Married making 60K – tax $9,000



Married making 75K - tax $21,000 Married making 75K - tax $18,750



So much for those "Tax Cuts" for the Rich eh? Just remember if You make more than $30k, Democrats think You are "Rich".


Education
Contrary to popular belief, George W. Bush wanted to be an 'education president'. One of his first major initiatives as a New president was to tackling our failing educational system. Mirror his plan after his successful program in Texas which required accountability for teachers and students. No Child Left Behind was crafted in collaboration with Ted Kennedy himself. Initially supported by Liberals, but was later decried as being ineffective and under funded, which is code for the Teacher's Union doesn't like it.

Even the Washington Post was forced to admit there were many "Myths" being circulated about No Child Left Behind including the one about it being "underfunded". As the Post points out with a 40% increase in Educational spending there are some other questions Critics should be asking...

Instead of demanding more money for No Child Left Behind, critics should ask why states and local communities get such dismal returns on the half-trillion dollars, or nearly $10,000 per student, that they already spend on primary and secondary education every year.


Some quick facts about No Child Left Behind from the Department of Education:


More progress was made by nine-year-olds in reading in the last five years than in the previous 28 years combined.

America's nine-year-olds posted the best scores in reading (since 1971) and math (since 1973) in the history of the report.

America's 13-year-olds earned the highest math scores the test ever recorded.

Reading and math scores for African American and Hispanic nine-year-olds reached an all-time high.

Achievement gaps in reading and math between white and African American nine-year-olds and between white and Hispanic nine-year-olds are at an all-time low.

Forty-three states and the District of Columbia either improved academically or held steady in all categories (fourth- and eighth-grade reading and fourth- and eighth-grade math).


That is George W. Bush's legacy on education. He took action and Achieved measurable results. Other than throwing money at the problem, What exactly was Clinton's Education Policy, again? In Clinton's 'memoir' "My Life" ...

I proposed a large package of education reforms, arguing that we should change the way we spend the more than $15 billion a year of education aid to ‘support what works and stop supporting what doesn’t work,’ by requiring states to end social promotion, turn around failing schools or shut them down.


Oh Really? Anyone else remember this "Accountability" in Clinton's policies? There certainly aren't any Programs to back it up. Trust me I googled and googled and googled. The end of "Social Promotion" came with Bush's "No Child Left Behind".





Ethics

Hysterical liberals have thrown out words like "Haliburton", "Enron" and "War Crimes" for the last eight years in attempt to cast doubt on the Character of George W. Bush. They've concocted conspiracy filled theories blaming Bush for everything from Global Warming to 9/11. Those people should probably just go ahead an move to Cuba, but they won't so I thought I'd take the time to remind people what the last Democratic President did to "restore diginity and respect" to the Office.

Just today, Chicago Ray compiled a fantastic review of the "Clinton Legacy", here's a few of my favorites..

Whitewater
Travelgate
Gennifer Flowersgate
Vince Fostergate
Donations from convicted Drug dealers and Weapons dealersgate
Wag-the-Doggate
Zippergate/Interngate
Chinese Commiegate
Pardongate


Read the Complete legacy here.

And in as much that we've heard all these crazy accusations against President Bush, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, Bill Clinton was actually Impeached. Trust me, in the current political climate, if Bush had really done anything wrong, no matter how small the offense, the Liberals would have forced an Impeachment hearing. The mere lack of a prosecution in this case, proves Bush is probably the most ethical President in our History.

Tomorrow I will conclude my reflection on George W. Bush's Presidency...

19 comments:

Magnus said...

HAH, funny.

Buffoon said...

America is gonna miss him after a year of the racist commie couple

Critical Thinker said...

I still have a lot of reservations about calling Bush a "good" President. NCLB was nothing but a expansive increase of federal government control into the educational system, his record on enforcing and reforming illegal immigration laws are abysmal, and let's not forget his contribution to the sub-prime through the American Dream Downpayment Act and Zero Downpayment Act.

However we did have some awesome tax cuts, pretty damn good national security in his second term, and the Surge.

I would say he was about an average President who got dealt a bad hand at the beginning. Still, he wasn't the Jimmah Carduh the Left tries to paint his as.

RightKlik said...

People whose brains haven't been scrambled by Obama-mania will soon miss Bush.

robert verdi said...

we were never attacked again, Thank you Mr. President.

shiningcity said...

EXCELLENT article. The numbers don't lie. Though I blame Bush for doing great damage to the Conservative cause, he DID first and foremost keep us safe since 9/11 and he did usher in 6-7 years of prosperity.

locomotivebreath1901 said...

George Bush was a first rate, second rate president.

And I'll buy him a beer anytime.

Anonymous said...

One of the most humble presidents ever. We can only pray for Obama now. Bush never sought for credit. He just did the best he could and helped America. I hope history will one day prove him to be a good president, but mostly, a great man.

primo1111 said...

Bush is unfairly demonized by the liberal media, Obama can destroy the earth and yet they will some how blame it on Bush, lol.. people forget that we all wanted to go to war after 9/11.. and though many lives were sadly lost they had weapns to fight with.. they werent caught in a burning building. God bless there souls of the brave who have died for ur freedom. God bless President Bush, We will all miss him one day. I just hope one day I can shake his hand and thank him for inspiring me in so many ways.

o_o said...

AMENx1298473892345789235897235897

the world automatically thinks that democrats are always in the right.

its the fucked up media.
thats all.

Anonymous said...

Nice language from o_o. I thought you deleted those. Or do you only delete those who's opinion differs from yours?

"Does it include any words you wouldn't call your Mother?

If so just delete it now, because it won't see the light of day on this site"

Anonymous said...

I agree with Buffoon. Bush was a good president. He protected this great nation for how long? Oh and liberals please dont speak here your out of line. The bush admin set up 9/11 and this war. Jesus christ are you people serous. This isn't f***ing CSI you dont have to solve these things. Point being he was fair. He was a pretty lovable guy LIKE IT OR NOT. and yes Obama is a racist commie.

btrippett said...

Will this guy listen to himself, Fisrt the amount of taxes people pay is not a judge on the economy. What he didn't say is how many less people were making 50,000 a year under bush. Also test scores were better, Thanks to nochild left behind teachers teach to the test, not for knowlege. I could ace every test that I had ever taken if I did nothing but study for it all year long, but I wouldn't know a whole lot that wasn't on the test. Talk about socialism, children that excel has to stay in the pack and retarded children are given the same curriculum and test that all the other kids take, it leaves them behind, and doesn't let the elite excel. I wish people who write stuff like this actually could think. All he cares about is himself and the taxes he has to pay, that is why it is listed first. Some people need help to be able to get out of their situation, we can't choose our parents and what we are born in. If it wasn't for some of these programs than the problems would keep perpetuating themselves over and over. I'm sorry but we all need to pitch in to help create a stronger society. We are only as good as our weakest members. I'm not saying we should be completely evened out, but we should invest to help educate and train for jobs so people can produce in our society.

ryan said...

fuck bush and clinton the both bombed poor people.

Anonymous said...

Having grown up under both presidents, I can safely say that I really didn't care too much for either of them. I don't care for Obama. I won't care for the next president. They're all full of crap and they only appeal to epicureans. Show me a president who doesn't stick to party lines just for the sake of votes. Show me a president who isn't and wasn't a career politician. Show me a president who does his civic duty and then leaves the office graciously and gracefully. There hasn't been one since Washington

Anonymous said...

Well, Washington was the one who addressed the dangers of having political parties at all in his farewell address. We didn't listen so we ended up getting presidents that have to sell themselves out to one party or another just to be president. Washington clearly deserves to be called the Father of our country. Only he could have been able to predict how screwed America is now because of the conflicting political parties.

Anonymous said...

This is completely biased, and somewhat untrue. Even his frequent use of the word "Liberals" is proof he has a negative association with them, and only supports conservative viewpoints. Typing a rebuttal would take too long, but he never mentions the good points on Clinton, and talks up the few ambiguous positive things Bush did, while never mentioning the many, many, MANY negative things. Oh but him saying Republicans have bad economies because the democrats before them set them up wrongly, not so much, considering things crashed a while AFTER any republican took over, and democrats fixed things. Higher taxes may suck, but the government runs off them, and if we want services we take for granted, taxes are what pay for those services. That's why the Bush recession was a disaster, he cut taxes and raised spending. The Obama admistration had to mitigate that with bailouts and such and now on a recovering economy a new budget is needed. Oh and we won't mention the social ills of the Bush admin.

primo1111 said...

Bush was a good president. Obama is not.

Anonymous said...

For ya'll that say bush was a bad president your wrong. he held this country together. a year and some months with obama being president and he's screwed up more then bush ever could have