Real GDP growth under Bush was an average of about 2.9% including the vast majority of his time before the crisis, in the last three years growth has been about 2.16% averaged out but there is a significant problem here. The Bush years were marked by the housing bubble which created increased consumption, but of course it was not sustainable and caused the crash. If we subtract home equity extraction experts like Niall Ferguson estimate average growth for the Bush years was about 1%.
Bush made tax cuts, Bush encouraged business for the trickle down effect with those unfunded tax cuts and yet growth was negligible and sustainable growth was much lower than it is no AFTER a crisis, my question to conservatives is given the complete failure of those tax cuts to create growth why do you imagine that the same policies will work now? Also why is growth effectively better now than during the Bush years?
by logic,commonsense 7 years ago
Read an article on MSN that the projected deficit for this year is 1.5 trillion dollars. Makes bush look like a piker with his measly 3-400 billion dollar deficits.Course there will be those that forget that bush is no longer prez and will find a way to blame him.Obama and the Dems own...
by Ralph Deeds 6 years ago
" ...The defining economic policy of the last decade, of course, was the Bush tax cuts. President George W. Bush and Congress, including Mr. Ryan, passed a large tax cut in 2001, sped up its implementation in 2003 and predicted that prosperity would follow.The economic growth that actually...
by My Esoteric 6 years ago
Who has done better in economic growth, Bush II or Obama? Think carefully before answering.Using 4th Q 2009 through 1st Q 2012 GDP figures, after things stabilized somewhat from the debacle of the 2008 recessions, as a baseline for Obama, and comparing to the 6 similarly long periods from...
by Eugene Brennan 5 weeks ago
It seems to be almost down to the level it was last year and never recovered much since the start of Q3. I reckon though it's probably because I'm getting a lot more views with lower CPM in addition to views with high CPM plus backouts from pages before ads load. The result is that it's pushing the...
by phion 6 years ago
The title is misleading, because I have no answer as to why he does. Can those of you who plan to vote, or voted for Obama the first time give some valid reasons?
by Nichol marie 3 years ago
Why do some people make the same mistakes over and over In life?
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