Originally posted by steve666
High immigration levels lead to sprawl, dwindling wages for all Americans but especially the poor and middle class, and a few States are in danger of severe water shortages due to uncontrolled population growth.
Why is Bush so bad?
1. Deficit out of control
2. Skewed tax cuts that increase the divide between the haves and have-nots
3. Did not capture Bin laden, let him escape into Pakistan where our 'ally' refuses to capture him.
4. A war in Iraq that not only wasn't necessary, it is actually causing more problems than before.
5. Iran buiding Nuclear Reactors under his watch.
6. Borders as unsecure as before. After 9/11 you'd think Bush would have sealed the borders better. He did nothing because of fear of offending his girlfriend Vicente Fox and because his business buddies did not want to see their supply of cheap labor cut off.
7. A dirty, sleazy admninistration made up of Dick Cheney and other assorted scum who give no bid contracts to companies they have ties to.
8. High gas prices with no end in sight.
9. Relaxed pollution controls.
10. Refuses to site Japan, China, and other nations for currency violations that hurt our industry or whats left of it.
11. Proposes an Arab country with previous ties to the Taliban and money laundering for terrorists, take over ports in the United States. This one is so ridiculous even I couldnt believe that Bush was this big a dink.
12. Homeland Security is a big, disorganized mess.
13. Katrina-mishandled from before the storm even hit.
I'm sure I will come up with more, but those are some of the reasons why Bush is the worst President in the history of the US. That moron didn't deserve to step foot anywhere near the White House. Shame on the Democrats for not being able to nominate someone better than Kerry.
You're hysterical. It's like jimmac squared.
1. The deficit is decreasing. Oh sure..it's big. But it's not as high as a percentage of GDP as it was during parts of 1980s. I agree we need to eliminate it, but it's not a crisis.
2. If we're going to cut taxes, we have to cut taxes for those that pay
the taxes, not those who don't. Ironically, Bush didn't even do this. The lower brackets have been dropped significantly, for example. Furthermore, what is your problem with the so called "rich?" Does someone who makes $200,000 a year not deserve to keep his money? Is it the government's job to redistribute his wealth to the "have nots?" Is the government the ultimate arbitor of social/monetary injustice? Under Bush's cuts, I...a middle income American, saw some substantial tax relief too. Is that wrong?
3. "Let him" escape? Really...can you tell me what he or the military should have done differently? What decision did Bush make that caused him not to be caught?
4. That's your opinion, nothing more. I disagree that invading was unecessary and I certainly disagree that it has caused more problems than it has solved.
5. Ummm...OK. "His watch?" I'm not sure what that means. Are you saying that we have caused them to undertake this action? You understand they've had nuclear facilities for some time, yes? And as for "allowing" Iran to build nukes, what do you propose? Would you support an invasion or massive air strikes? I'm thinking you would not. How do we, how does any President stop Iran?
6. Agreed on immigration. It is my most serious point of disagreement with Bush.
7. That's just ridiculous rhetoric.
8. WOW! hahaha. Let me ask you...what do we do to lower gas prices? And furthermore, you do know we still pay less than half of what the rest of the world pays for gas, yes? Will you support a short-term solution until we no longer power cars on gas...such as drilling in ANWR or The Gulf?
9. Specifics, please.
10. Cite them? I'm not sure what that means.
11. Key word: Previous. Their actions since 9/11 have been positive. This is for the other thread, but I've still heard little reason not to let the deal go through other than UAE taking part in the Israeli boycott. Other than that, there is no concrete reason to disallow the deal. Our banking system is used for terrorism all the time. Maybe we shouldn't be allowed to own our own ports.
12. Uh. OK. How so?
13. Disagree. I think the pre-planning was excellent. The government was just not as prepared as it thought it was. For one thing, no one anticpated the absolutely incompetent response of Nagin and Blanco. As for the federal level, what should Bush have done differently? I'm not sure you understand the President's role in these situations. Other than invoking the Insurrection Act and militarizing New Orleans, I'm not sure what else he was supposed to do. Same goes for FEMA: Their job is to coordinate responses with local officials, not take over.
All I see is vague disagreements that look a lot like Democratic talking points. That certainly doesn't support you assertion that Bush is "the worst President in history."
Edit: I forgot to address your first statements.
I must ask, how did you conclude that high immigration states lead to sprawl? Where are these water shortages you are talking about?