33 Shocking Facts That Are All Bush’s Fault

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

The other day Rush Limbaugh spoke of an article posted on Zero Hedge. If you’re not already – you should become a regular reader.

 

The article entitled “33 Shocking Facts Which Show How Badly the Economy Has Tanked under Obama.” Okay, it’s a bit wordy but it does alert you.

 

After reading it I couldn’t let it go without editorializing on at least some of the 33 facts.

 

If you’re an Obama sycophant, you may want to make yourself a little sign to hold up while reading. When you feel “The One” has been somehow maligned, just hold it up in front of you. The sign should simply read, “It’s All Bush’s Fault” or “Obama Inherited This Mess”.

 

Once a month the “jobs” or employment numbers are released. Oftentimes the media hail improvement in the figure, as if we were heading in the right direction. What they fail to report, due to agenda or ignorance, is that, “#2: Since Obama has been president, seven out of every eight jobs that have been ‘created’ in the US economy have been part-time jobs“.

 

That is an astounding figure and ties directly into the reason that, “#4: It is hard to believe, but an astounding 53% of all American workers now make less than $30,000 a year”.

 

Now you’ll notice the last quote stated “American workers“, for we’ve seen and heard that many welfare recipients clear far north of $30,000, tax-free.

 

I wrote an article some time ago trashing LBJ’s “Great Society” and “War on Poverty”. In it I stated that the poverty rate when the “war” began in 1965 was about 10%. Decades later and trillions of dollars of transfer payments later led to a rate still around 10%. Well, sad to say, there is an update: “#14: The poverty rate has shot up to 16.1%. That is actually higher than when the war on poverty began in 1965”.

 

Which dovetails directly into: “#15: During Obama’s first term, the number of Americans on food stamps increased by an average of about 11,000 per day”.

 

I live in a city of about 100,000 people. That means every 9.5 days the entire population of my city is added to the food stamp rolls. Incredible!

 

College, higher education can be important. It’s essential for many vocations, but it’s not for everyone. Yet it’s what we are told – to achieve you must go to college. So parents/students take out massive loans to pay for school. Then what? “#23: In 2008, the total amount of student loan debt in this country was $440 billion. At this point, it has shot up to about $1 trillion.”

 

Why so much? Well, debt is the amount one owes – hasn’t paid back. If one has no job, how is one to pay the debt? Couple that with the crony socialism of the university’s ability to continually raise their tuition rates without suffering any Administration or media backlash and voilà, massive student loan debt.

 

Putting a bold punctuation on this is: “#33: When you break it down, the amount of new debt accumulated by the US government during Obama’s first term comes to approximately $50,521 for every single household in the United States. Are you able to pay your share?”

 

Well are you? This country, like those in Europe, cannot continue down this path. If things don’t change, and I mean radically and quickly, that $50,000 payment will come due.

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

5 comments on “33 Shocking Facts That Are All Bush’s Fault

  1. Very interesting. People go to college when they can’t get a job. I was a college grad in 1982, the time they always compare today’s situation to. A lot of my friends went to grad school instead of the job market since there were not a lot of jobs. We were engineers and there were no jobs. I started at the bottom and am still working my way up. Every time I start to get ahead, they come up with a new tax that puts me back down a couple of notches, but I perseviere. Anyone want to buy a lake front lot with a great dock?.

  2. The only thing our ‘president’ can truly blame on George W. Bush was a booming economy (I had plenty of work and a modest amount of money), low unemployment, a credit rating for this nation second to none and a military respected around the world. Now we have NONE of these. What we DO have is an affordable health care package that is going to bankrupt the country, a national debt that can never be paid off, a drop in the nation’s credit rating by at least 3 points, illegal aliens overrunning the country and a ‘president’ who thinks vacations are his GOD given job (and he thinks he is GOD). But the people wanted change. From the GREATEST NATION that has ever been in the history of mankind (because we believed in and worshiped the TRUE AND LIVING GOD and we had founding fathers who were political geniuses) to a 3rd world country in 5 years. Y’all liking the change??

  3. I too was considerably better off, both financially and civilly. I totally agree with your spot on description of the nation, both individually and as a force for good in the world. One thing was for sure, Bush was NO COWARD! I think everyone in the world knew that if you crossed the U.S., you were in deep do do. You could look forward to becoming a third world country very soon. What you saw was what you got, a good old Texas gentleman rancher. When he said he was going to do something and shook your hand, you could take it to the bank. ; Now we’d have to run to the bank quickly to be first or second in line to be sure there was enough in the coffers to cover the liabilities.

  4. Why on earth are we letting the governors, Senators, Congressmen, Vice President, President tell us when and how much of a pay raise they are going to get each and every year? Why are we letting them tell us what Health insurance they are going to have and not pay for? Why are we letting them have any retirement with less than 20 years of service and those that do have over 20 get 100 percent retirement pay? We sure don’t get that and neither do the ones in the service protecting this country. We the People of this Great Country Need to Take Back Control! These issues would save this Great Country billions!

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