Bush clearly believes that the government is in better financial shape allowing small businesses to survive, i.e. not taxing them into oblivion.
What percentage of small business owners make $200,000 a year? Go ahead, look it up.
On the other hand, claiming that " I voted for the bill before I voted against it" is an indication of a confused state of mind.
Only if you play the game of cutting off the quote before it ends, but Kerry has admitted it was a bad way of putting it. That happens when you are attempting to explain a complex issue in simple terms. For the President, it's not a complex issue, but then, nothing is. That's his delusion and his chief flaw, IMO.
Rolling back the tax cut to pay for the war seems to me to be the most patriotic method, one would think that those taxpayers would be the first to come forward and insist that the war be fully funded and not by deficit spending, but, you know, they can support their President in other ways like creating jobs. Oops, not so much there either. We need to create 150,000 jobs a month in this economy just to stay ahead of the number of people coming into the job market. This administration is the first in seventy years not to achieve that minimal standard.
We went into WW-II before we were ready to go also. You go into a war when it happens and when the need arises.
Regarding the war in Iraq, I think history will show that they panicked, 9/11 spooked them badly (me too) because they weren't paying attention to the rise of Al Queda, Rice thought and still thinks in terms of Nation-State threats. It's just not that way anymore. They looked around for another nation
to attack after Afghanistan, they should have been looking for terror cells which is hard to do with an army, but possible with good intelligence on the ground.
And thanks for this:
The incompetents in the picture are the clowns in charge of the previous administration.
That really brings back the old days when everything was Clinton's fault. Maybe it would be easier for the neo-cons if Kerry won and then they could go back to carping from the sidelines and stop trying to make their oddball ideas into reality which hasn't worked out so far.
Oh and I forget. What was the Bush administration's response the bombing of the Cole? They complained after the election of Bush that not enough had been done, so what was it they did after he entered office?
Oh, yes, we gave them the silent treatment.