I know it's killing you that the economy is growing by leaps and bounds
Growing by leaps and bounds? Ahem, ahem.
For the past year, all these Bush boosters have been beside themselves bragging about Bush raising the GDP 3.8% in the past year. Of course, they never mention that that for his whole term, Bush's increase in GDP has averaged a paltry 2.8%. That's terrible.
But let's put that lousy 2.8% percent a year aside for a moment. You think that 3.8%, for one year, is something to jump and shout about? Try this: For his entire second term, Clinton averaged
4.0% annual increase. Averaged. Not "take my best year and forget the other years". Averaged his whole second term.
And you people cheerlead for Bush as if he has done something wonderful. In point of fact, Bush's increase in GDP is about the best part of his economy-and that isn't even all that much. Compared to Clinton.
....unemployment is at an almost record low. But, then, if you hate Bush and this administration enough, you can spin it to your heart's content.
An almost record low?
In the very page before you posted your "states are doing great" article, I posted the chart which compared presidents and their unemployment record. the very page before your long post.
I shall repost the chart right here. I know you have seen the chart-yoou asked me in another thread where they came from.
Now, exactly how
do you go around congratulating Bush on his unemployment record after you have seen this? You can see he took it from 4.2% way, way up past 6%, then gradually dropped down. How is that good?
Even if Bush achieves the low 4's again, that is still not a good record. I would like to see you or anyone explain to a boss why, when you took over, things got terrible for several years but now you are beginning to approach the level of your predecessor. If your predecessor did nothing but improve things bit by bit, you think your boss is going to buy the idea that you can wreck things for years but it's okay IF you begin to get the place back to where it was?
I have news for you. When you are hired, you are expected to to either maintain the same standard as your predecessor, (if that predecessor was good), or improve them over his performance. That is what a boss expects. Did Bush do that? Absolutely not.
But just because Bush is less worse now than when he took over, in some respects, you act as if we are supposed to grateful. Grateful for what-that George Bush finally realized that the idea is todecrease
unemployment, not increase
it? Good grief.
What I have given you here is not "spin". It is not attacks. I gave you facts. Now deal with them.