America, then and now: "thanks for nothing, cretin!"
ahh...the good 'ol days...remember how Clinton left things for Bush. Now look how Bush left things for Obama! Thanks for nothing, GW! ..er, wait...actually..Bush didn't do nothing, now that I think about it? Wow. I WISH he did nothing. Instead, he started a wholly unnecessary war, decimating our military and getting american troops killed, by and large, for no reason (and TENS OF THOUSANDS MAIMED FOR LIFE), gutted our constitution, lied to us all constantly about WMD's and more (folks, every phone call you make is STILL being monitored by extremely sophisticated technology), assaulted our environment with policy changes, attacked and ridiculed science and scientists, completey destroyed our economy with his policies, tax cuts (is there anymore debate about these not helping the economy? please), lack of federal oversight, and by going against his "free-market" mantra and bailing out his corrupt buddies in the financial sector (not to mention his assinine "tax rebate" which failed miserably), and on and on and on...don't even get me started on Katrina!..the fact is any person reading this blog could have LEAD New Orleans, Mississippi, and this country better than Bush and this administration did, trough this terrible and fatal time. BUSH. DID. NOTHING. Seriously, this low-life has done everything possible to RUIN America in 8 years, not help it (and yes, I DO blame spineless democrats as a whole for rubber-stamping a lot of his lunactic actions). And if anyone disagrees, I sincerely would like to hear something to the contrary. Please, help me. Tell me what Bush has done to HELP AMERICANS in the last eight years. Please. I want to know. For real. Use the comments section after this great tidbit about "now/then's"...
From NBC's Mark Murray
With President Bush set to leave the White House less than two weeks from now, here's a "Then and Now" to show what the United States looked like when Bush was entering office and what it looks like now as he's leaving. The "Then" is the best-available figure as Bush was taking office in 2001. The "Now" is the most recent figure.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE Then: 4.2% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2001) Now: 6.7% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2008)
DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE Then: 10,587 (close of Friday, Jan. 19, 2001) Now: 9,015 (close of Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009)