Thursday, September 13, 2007
George W Bush has many accomplishments under his wing. Unfortunately for Americans, those accomplishments have cost each one of us dearly. Nevertheless George W Bush is proud of his accomplishments. Therefore lets list some of these accomplishments, and Lets Give Credit, Where Credit Is Due.
•Bush spent the U.S. budget surplus and bankrupted the US Treasury, all in the name of conservatism.
•Bush broke the record for the biggest annual deficit in history.
•Bush set an economic record for the most personal bankruptcies filed in any 12 month period.
•Bush set all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the stock market, and it is still falling.
•Bush set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any President in US history and this was in his first year in office.
•Bush presided over the worst security failure in US history. All this after taking the entire month of August off for vacation.
•Bush set the record for most campaign fund raising trips by any President in US history.
•Bush's first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their jobs. That number has risen to 12 million and growing.
•Bush cut unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans more than any other President in US history.
•Bush set the all-time record for most real estate foreclosures in a 12-month period. This record will be beaten again this year, due to Bush's economic mess.
•Bush presided over the biggest energy crises in US history and refused to intervene when corruption was revealed. Many of Bush's friends have faced indictment over this.
•Bush cut health care benefits for war veterans. Bush's lack of compassion for the veterans have resulted in 40% of all homeless males are veterans.
•Bush set the all-time record for most people worldwide to jointly take to the streets to protest his war and his policies (17 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history.
•Bush dissolved more International treaties than any President in US history.
•Bush's Presidency is the most secretive and unaccountable of any in US history.
•Bush's cabinet members are the wealthiest of any administration in US history.
•Bush is the first President in US history to have all 50 states of the Union simultaneously face bankruptcy.
•Bush presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud in any market in any country in the history of the world.
•Bush is the first President in US history to order a US attack and military occupation of a sovereign nation, and he did so against the will of the United Nations and the vast majority of the world.
•Bush created the largest government department bureaucracy in the history of the United States, called the "Bureau of Homeland Security
•Bush set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases, more than any other President in US history.
•Bush is the first President in US history to compel the United Nations remove the US from the Human Rights Commission.
•Bush removed more checks and balances, and have the least amount of congressional oversight than any Presidential in US history.
•Bush called the entire United Nations irrelevant. Bush also withdrew from the World Court of Law.
•Bush refused to allow inspectors access to US prisoners of war and he no longer abides by the Geneva Conventions.
•Bush the first President in US history to refuse United Nations election inspectors access during the 2002 US elections.
•Bush holds the record for the most corporate campaign donations.
•Bush's largest all-time contributor was Ken Lay the embattled CEO of Enron.
•Bush is the first US President to establish a secret shadow government.
•Bush took the world's sympathy for the US after 9/11, and in less than a year made the US the most resented country in the world.
•Bush is the first US President in history to have a majority of the people of Europe (71%) view his Presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and stability.
•Bush changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts. Many are close political allies of Bush and his father.
•Bush has removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any other president in US history.
• Bush has at least one conviction for drunk driving in Maine.
(Texas driving record has been erased and is not available).
•Bush was AWOL from the National Guard and deserted the military during time of war.
•Bush refused to take a drug test or even answer any questions about drug use.
•Bush's records as Governor of Texas have been hidden in his father's library in a secret chamber.
•Bush's records of any SEC investigations into his insider trading or bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
•The minutes of meetings of any public corporation for which Bush served on the board are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
•The records or minutes from meetings Bush and Cheney attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.
As America moves further into the pit of war, and into the twilight of economic despair, we should never forget where we once was as a nation, and we should not be afraid to look at where we are today.
The coming year will give opportunity to choose new leaders, and as we think of where we once was and where we are today, "Lets give credit, where credit is due."
Listen in the archives to Lydia's interview with Charlie Savage, Pulitzer prize winning journalist from the Boston Globe, who broke the story on Bush's signing statements (usurping the Geneva Convention's torture ban, among other things.) Charlie’s new book is titled… "Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy." NATIONAL REPORTING
Don't forget, Congressman and Democratic presidential contender DENNIS KUCINICH will be our guest on on Monday September 17!
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