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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities still blaming Bush tax cuts for deficit even though they expired.

By mw | Related entries in Budget, Bush, Debt, Deficit, Divided Government, Fiscal Responsibility, Obama

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities are still calling the tax cuts and war expenses a “Bush Legacy” and attributing most of our current and future debt and deficit to GWB. They are simply not acknowledging the facts. The argument itself and the dubious premise are exactly the same as when first presented three years ago. What has changed are the facts about who is the author and owner of the policies they are tracking. And by ignoring these facts, the CBPP has moved from a dubious, “disingenuous” argument to outright misrepresentation and falsehood.

March 3rd, 2013 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Jeb Bush Wants Rubio for VEEP

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Elections, Obama, Romney, Rubio, Veep

He told Romney that the Freshman Senator was ready to take the top spot recently. From the Miami Herald: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks Sen. Marco Rubio is ready to be vice president and he shared those thoughts with presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, he said Wednesday. Bush said he has been a huge […]

July 25th, 2012 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

View from across the pond… Tony Blair’s $6m donation, blood money?

By Debate Wise | Related entries in Bush, England, Iraq

Tony Blair’s memoirs were released today and as you may know by now, Tony Blair has pledged to give all the profits from his memoirs, all £4m ($6m) plus of it, to the Royal British Legion, in an effort to help pay for the recovery and rehabilitation of soldiers injured in combat. This has, unsurprisingly, […]

September 1st, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

Comparing Bush’s Tax Cuts vs. Obama’s Tax Cuts

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Democrats, Obama, Republicans, Taxes

Pretty straightforward and helpful for those who don’t realize that they’re taxed at different levels of their income, not just one bracket. See, I’ve discovered, through the course of just asking around, that many folks don’t realize that they’re taxed at different levels. Many think that if they make over a certain amount of money, […]

August 12th, 2010 | Permalink| 31 Comments »

Poll: Americans Still Blame Bush More For Economic Troubles

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Business, Democrats, Economic crisis, Economic recovery, Economy, Independents, Obama, Polls, Republicans

The gap has shrunk a bit, but the economy is turning around so in a year’s time it’s unlikely we’ll have the problems we’re having today. Basically, the question will then be… “Who is responsible for the economic growth in this country?” Gallup has more on that… Obama has stated that he “inherited the most […]

April 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Poll: Bush Still To Blame For Economic Woes

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Economic crisis, Economic recovery, Economy, Obama, Polls

As I’ve said numerous times before, voters aren’t stupid. They know who piloted our economic collapse last year and it’s going to be extremely hard for Republicans to convince them otherwise. Still, it is kind of telling that Republicans blame Obama more for the economy than Bush, even though it’s by a very small 6 […]

November 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Miserable Choices

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Economic crisis, History, Quotes

“Sometimes you have to make the tough decisions. If you think this has to be done, you have my blessing. But someday you guys are going to need to tell me how we ended up with a system like this. I know this is not the time to test them and put them through failure, […]

September 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

Tom Ridge Admits Bush Administration Politicized Terror Alert

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Ethics, History, Homeland Security, Republicans

Our first head of the Department of Homeland Security has written a tell all and it’s more of the same we’ve heard from insiders about the former administration. They politicized nearly everything and made the wrong decision and nearly every turn. From US News: Among the headlines promoted by publisher Thomas Dunne Books: Ridge was […]

August 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

Deficit Ownership: 53% Is Bush’s, 10% Is Obama’s

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Democrats, Money, Obama, Republicans

A couple of days ago, I read a piece in Politico about the Republican’s strategy in 2010. Long story short, it’s all about blaming Obama for the current deficits. In fact, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas actually said this (I’m presuming with a straight face) … “This was not an inherited situation. This was a […]

June 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

ANP Report (VIDEO): Sen. Lindsey Graham Debates Himself on Detainee Torture

By American News Project | Related entries in Bush, Civil Liberties, Congress, Guantanamo Bay, News, Politics, South Carolina, The War On Terrorism, Torture, Transparency, War

2008 Senator Lindsey Graham seems to disagree with 2009 Lindsey Graham. This is Mike Fritz and David Murdock from ANP. Senator Lindsey Graham was a passionate critic of the Bush Justice attorneys during this past summer’s Armed Services Committee hearings on interrogation. Lately, however, Graham seems to have had second thoughts on the matter. At […]

May 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »