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Bush Economy

Bin Laden Used a Similar Strategy to Decimate American Capitalism as Reagan Used to Hasten End of Soviet Communism

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Both men used the same strategy: scare them into an arms race which they couldn't afford and which would undermine the very fabric of their economic, social and political system.

Americans Have Lost Confidence In Our Social And Legal Institutions

Sheila Suess Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheila Suess Kennedy

The sobering question that confronts us is whether any president, any administration, can stem the bleeding and put this nation back on the long and difficult path to competent governance, fiscal sanity and the rule of law.

The Whole World Is Watching--And It's Not Pretty

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

From halfway around the world, it all seems simple. The question is if we are going to keep blaming Washington, Wall Street, mortgage lenders--everybody but ourselves--for our problems.

Sam Stein

Stock Dive Is Bookend Of Bush Economics | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The headline from the world of politics and economics today seems fairly self-evident: in the wake of the House of Representative's failure to pass a ...

The Scum Also Rises

Stuart Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stuart Steinberg

Instead of taking my money and giving it to some of the worst slime on the planet, they should use it to guarantee the retirement plans and pensions of working people. These corporate slugs do not deserve a single penny of our tax dollars.

Bush On Economy: Live Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Dear Mr. President, I'd Like A Loan

Jon Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Raymond

My business hasn't been doing too well lately. I made some investments which didn't work out. But here's the good part: I have a business partner who lives in Alaska and can see Russia. So I'd be a great help to the global economy.

Socializing Risk, Privatizing Profit

David Feige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Feige

It may sound un-American to make the rich give back their ill-gotten gains, but in the criminal justice system there's a term for it: restitution.

Sam Stein

Obama Won't Cede Stage, Releases Minute-Long Ad On Economy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The day after President Bush addressed the nation on the financial markets and John McCain announced he would go back to Congress to work on the bailo...

A Contribution for Obama Before the Debates

Roxana Badin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roxana Badin

I've never submitted so much as a slip of paper through the slot of a suggestion box before, nor have I ever worked for a political campaign. But, th...

President Bush Goes AWOL During Financial Crisis

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Where's George? The president, I mean. You remember him. Dubya. No. 43. Won a second term a few years ago. It was in all the papers. But where has h...

Economic Bail Out: Can the Climate Crisis and Carbon Trading Play Major Roles?

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michelle Kraus

The Administration in its swan song performance is still holding us captive to fossil fuel. This stranglehold sadly has devastated the once vibrant US...

GOP Blasts Bush's Economic Crisis Plan

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whipsawed by the government's on-again, off-again intervention in the nation's financial crisis, House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Wednesday ...

The Bush Boom Was A Complete Bust

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Repeat after me: a) The weakest job growth of the last 50 years, leads to b) Stagnant incomes for most Americans which leads to c) Really depressed people.

Transgender Delegate Blogging: Clinging To Hope For A Post-Bush National Recovery

Vanessa Edwards Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vanessa Edwards Foster

The disaster of the Administration's economic policies began for me five years ago when my job was outsourced. Now I feel I'm part of a larger trend. As fashionistas might say: "Poor is the new black."

A Tale Of Two Economies: Bush, Bernanke Differ On Where US Is Heading

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On the same day, President Bush and Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke gave two very different assessments of where the US economy is going. Bush was ...

Bush On The Environment: Top 5 Stupidest Things Said Yesterday

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Olivia Zaleski

Although it's great to see Bush take on our nations concerns, I must call out five dumb things he said Tuesday. Most notably, "The president doesn't have a magic wand. You can't just say: 'Low gas!'"

Panic, Anyone?

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

While President Bush continues to toss around such euphemisms as "rough patch" and "tough times," most Americans have clearly felt the effects of a recession for the past few months.

Nation Buys Porn With Stimulus Package

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Bush's economic stimulus package, which appears so far to have been ineffective in stroking the economy to life, is giving an unexpected rai...

Bush's Other Legacy: Deepening Cycle of Job Loss

NY Times | PETER S. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As automakers dropped their latest batch of awful sales numbers on the market on Tuesday, reinforcing the gloom spreading across the economy, the trou...

Top McCain Aide: Bush Knows Little About Economy

Bloomberg | Matthew Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George W. Bush's policies on the economy, other than on taxes, have been a failure, suggested John McCain's top economic policy adviser. Douglas Holt...

The Politics of Bad Ideas: The Curse of Reaganism

Bryan D. Jones and Walter Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan D. Jones and Walter Williams

America must come to realize that Reaganism is the philosophical underpinning of our woes. They are due to George W. Bush's mismanagement, but more fundamentally, by our slavish worship of flawed political philosophy.

Proud of What?

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I've been deeply ashamed of my country's pursuit of the crooked path extolled by the GOP. My distress arises from the decline of sensible and adult governance, truly objective and honest bipartisanship, and an increase in flat-out money-grubbing

N.C. Contradictions: Mapping General Election Territory

Angie Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Angie Santiago

In an historic mill town in N.C., contradictions abound. The Republican son of a one-time Democratic U.S. senator is voting for McCain. Change? Change what? The economy's fine. Stocks are good.

Bush: The Economy Is "Going To Come On"... 70 Percent Of Americans Say Things Are Going Badly

CNN/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Poll: 70 Percent In U.S. Say Things Are Going Badly: The vast majority of Americans think things are going badly in the country, according to a new p...