CAN "BUSH'S WARS" BE JUSTIFIABLY BLAMED FOR THE DEFICITS?
The huge deficits of the US federal government are not the result of what liberals call Bush's Wars, or fighting "two wars at once".
The Iraq War and the Afghanistan War have not caused the federal deficit to go completely out of control.
SOCIALIST SPENDING HAS.
"Bush's Wars" can't have caused the deficits that EUROPE is experiencing or JAPAN or CALIFORNIA and MICHIGAN and NEW JERSEY or NEW YORK and so on.
What caused ALL these deficits?
SOCIALISM. That's why it's called THE ROAD TO SERFDOM.
If Bush can be blamed in any way it's because it turns out "compassionate conservatism" is code for LIBERAL and Bush spent too dang much money on socialist crap like his education policy and his pharmaceutical entitlement plan. FACT: Bush spent more money on domestic crap than any POTUS since LBJ.
OBAMA has spent more even recklessly than LBJ.
And it's exactly the wrong thing to so IF you want to rebuild the USA.
WHAT SHOULD WE BE DOING?
Well, Europe and Japan have announced austerity measures.
Many USA states have too.
WE NEED THEM AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, TOO.
We can have them if we vote GOP this November.
The alternative is economic and fiscal collapse - and the collapse of the dollar.
Either we restore sanity via austerity, or the USA is kaput.
UPDATE - (VIA GLENN): MORE PROOF:
Pension Plans Go Broke as Public Payrolls ExpandSOCIALISM - NOT DEFENDING THE FREE WORLD - IS WHAT'S CAUSED THE ECONOMIC MELTDOWN.
Bloomberg reports:Seven states will run out of money to pay public pensions by 2020. That hasn’t stopped them from hiring new employees.More detail:
The seven are Illinois, Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey, Hawaii, Louisiana and Oklahoma, according to Joshua D. Rauh of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Combined, they added 9,700 workers to both state and local government payrolls between December 2007 and April of this year, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Illinois running out of pension-fund assets in 2018; Connecticut, Indiana and New Jersey in 2019; and Hawaii, Louisiana and Oklahoma in 2020.
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