Originally Posted by SDW2001
I see you've begun acting out. Someone is going to get grounded for throwing sand. Your "reply" is nonsensical and evasive. I asked you...as I have before...what Bush specifically could have been done differently.
I also listed some of the actions he did
take. Your response was essentially that he was asleep at the switch and was "ineffective for the better part of the decade." That last part is objectively false, of course. Average unemployment, GDP growth, and most if not all major economic indicators were very positive for the Bush years. There is no way around this, jimmac.
Average unemployment was 5.2 percent.
A growing economy from late 2001-2008
The tax system became more progressive
. From wiki:
The deficit hit a low of 1.2% of GDP in 2007. That's right, the deficit decreased
after the "tax cuts for the rich."
None of this matters to you, because you continue to blame the Bush Administration for the 2008 crisis. As usual, you're not interested in what actually happened. You're interested in partisan politics.
I see you've begun acting out. Someone is going to get grounded for throwing sand.
Now who's acting out and throwing sand?
You really can't start out without this childish discourse ( but I guess when you work with little kids all day you don't know anything else ).
Your response was essentially that he was asleep at the switch and was "ineffective for the better part of the decade
Please don't act like I'm the only one who thinks this. You know better.
I asked you...as I have before...w[B]hat Bush specifically could have been done differently
By this question are you saying no one could have altered the outcome? That there was nothing Bush could have done? I mean he was president during 8 years of this situation brewing ( most have said it went on longer than that but he had ample time ). If so why are you expecting so much from Obama who's only been president for not quite 3 years?
Do you see how this works now?
None of this matters to you, because you continue to blame the Bush Administration for the 2008 crisis.
So who would you hold responsible? Clinton who was president 8 years before it exploded? Carter? That was back in the 70's! These are names you've already used in response to this question ( I noticed you skipped over all of the Republicans ). If it's no one could have done anything why do you expect Obama to fix it now?
How about Bush taking a more active role in controlling the institutions who were a big part in causing this? Oh! But that's right. You don't like government control. The same thing you're are preaching now to cure our ills like magic.
You can throw as many figures from the Republican play book as you want but it won't change this simple question.