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Posted: 8/31/2001 11:13:02 AM EST
I just stumbled on a poll at Excite that says Bush is to blame for the economic slowdown we are currently under. WTF? He hasn't even passed a budget yet! I knew people were stupid but, this is beyond comprehension. Here are the results after I voted: Who do you think is most responsible for the economic slowdown? Bill Clinton 29% => 4231 votes Alan Greenspan 12% => 1826 votes George W. Bush 33% => 4943 votes None of the above 23% => 3446 votes Not sure 3% => 390 votes Current vote tally: 14836 Go and vote here [url]www.excite.com[/url].
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 11:25:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2001 11:26:03 AM EST by LARRYG]
I could not find the poll. By your figures, the one who is most responsible, if any person is, has the lowest vote total, Greenspan. Clinton is not far behind. I believe this blaming or crediting any president for the economy is bogus. We have an anonymous feature in our paper called Vox Populi where some idiot expressed the view that it was all W's fault. Here is the non-anonymous letter I sent to the paper in response.
In the Monday, August 27 Vox Populi, there was this little jewel: "Only eight months in and our economy is at a nine year low. Thanks, W. Bush supporters" First, it's only been seven months, you mathematical genius. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican, but the aforementioned statement is truly astounding. These same people give Clinton credit for the economy being good for the last nine years. I have also noticed that statements like this tend to be in Vox Populi where one can remain anonymous and not let everyone know that one has lost control of any faculties that one may have ever had. I would like one of these hysterical fools that make these and other statements to prove it. Tell me ONE thing that Clinton did to make the economy good and ONE thing George W. Bush has done to make it bad. Just ONE of each, that's all. I don't mean hysterical rantings that are apparently the norm with this group on every issue, with so called facts and figures being made up as they go. A perfect example is Handgun Control, another Clintonista group, who make their own homicide figures to forward their cause. They have been caught in lies, have admitted it, and have said that lies are perfectly okay as long as they get what they want, a repeal of the Second Amendment. I would like to know how a group of people who have supported a man who has no character, no integrity, and is a draft dodging coward have the nerve to criticize anyone at all!! I am not using the word moral because that has religious connotations and is subjective, but character and integrity are objective and leave no room for interpretation, even though their hero will argue over the meaning of any word. The economy started taking a downturn last year while your boy Bill was still in office, so if you are going to give credit or blame to any president for the economy, then you better go back to last year and check out your hero. Actually, no president has much to do with the economy. More than anyone, it is Greenspan. Last year he started raising interest rates to slow down the economy due to supposed inflation fears. Well, it worked, Alan. It has slowed down. If any one person is to blame, it is Greenspan, but a lot of it is e-commerce companies that had lots of money thrown at them with no business plan and when they started failing, the stock market went down the tubes. Before you Clinton lovers start your fanatical rantings, please check your facts. Unlike the Clinton supporters, I am not being anonymous about this.
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Link Posted: 8/31/2001 11:35:52 AM EST
Here is an exact link to the poll: [url]http://news.excite.com/news/poll/[/url] I agree, Greenspan is to blame with klinton being a close second.
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 11:48:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2001 11:49:33 AM EST by Lazyshooter]
Bill Clinton has a lot to do with it. He inherited a few month old growing economy from the elder Bush, called it his own, and handed the younger Bush a floundering one. Really nice guy huh?
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 11:58:08 AM EST
Teh socialist DemocRats want to blame Bush for everything. Bush Sr. setup the economy for Slick who cruized on it for 7 years, having no economic policy. The economy showed weakness during Slick's last year, and then took the dump. You've must have heard the socialists whining about Bush's rebate over the budget surplus. And now the social security money. Herber Hoover, in 1931/32 increased taxes, causing the great depression. It's Slick's fault for not having an economic policy, and Greenspan has only some control.
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