Originally Posted by patteeu
The part where you blamed the crash on Bush policies (and then went on to admit that the policies had in mind actually preceded Bush).
The part where you suggested that the Obama administration invested in jobs and infrastructure.
The part where you called the war unfunded, tax cuts irresponsible, and the drug plan unnecessary (despite the fact that democrats wanted an even more costly drug plan, btw).
The part where you give Obama credit for salvaging the economy (maybe you mistyped "savaging"
The part where you took Dick Cheney's alleged words out of context in order to imply a fake meaning.
The part where you blame Republican policies for shrinking the consumer base and call them class warfare.
And all the other parts that I might have missed.
Bush doubled down on the deregulation and didn't enforce regulations.
If democrats had their way. We'd go back to the most efficient way of delivering health care to seniors, disabled, and ultimately everyone. Single-payer Medicare with no corporate middleman. Again, this speaks to the fact that nothing can get done unless those wielding financial influence get a piece of the pie.
Dick Cheney meant exactly what he said. Then he went on to put the country's money where his mouth was.
Republicans are all about Trickle Down Class Warfare. It's their baby. It's been their mantra. Outsourcing, driving down wages, eliminating benefits. It's been all about that for them. They've succeeded. It's been a thirty-five year trend with the republican party as its proponent.
What steps would Bush have taken to salvage the economy after he crashed it? I'll tell you. He would have said more deregulation and more tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. The exact same recipe that led us to this point. How would that have helped? It wouldn't have.