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#229 - anonymous (05/19/2013) [-]
i wonder how anyone could like bush better than obama... he ******* destroyed our economy
User avatar #271 to #229 - SgtObvious (05/19/2013) [-]
Actually, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton ****** the economy up. Bush just happened to be president when it happened. Carter passed the CRA which made banks loosen loan requirements. Clinton expanded on that by A LOT and then repealed the Glass-Steagall Act which restricted commercial banks from dealing with securities (stocks and bonds). The lax loans caused the housing bubble, the housing bubble caused banks to fail, the bank failures caused the bailouts, and all of that caused a stock market downturn and the subsequent bad economy. Repealing Glass-Steagall didn't directly contribute to the growth of the housing bubble, but the effects of the bank failures would have likely been smaller had it been in place because they would have had more backup capital. Bush did let all of this go on, but he didn't directly support it or have any reason to repeal it. It was a non-issue until the actual crash.
#252 to #229 - teenytinyspider (05/19/2013) [-]
Actually, Bush just happened to be there when the bottom collapsed. Economies don't just collapse overnight. This was a long time coming.
User avatar #239 to #229 - lcknightswill (05/19/2013) [-]
How would you know you are a north korean citizen...
User avatar #236 to #229 - navadae ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
that's just it, Bush fu--ed everything up so Obama would take the fall

welcome to politics
#259 to #236 - lastkingofx (05/19/2013) [-]
are you crazy? Bush also was the one who responded to the largest terror attack in United States History (hopefully, ever), put the hurt on those countries who actively sought our destruction and supported and funded men who would kill innocents to prove a point. Now, I know the immediate counter, "oh the united states kills innocents all the time" Yes, we do. The difference, we don't -want- to. I was in Iraq, we had an accident that killed most of a small family, the survivors got a lot of money from the US government which is really all you can do in such a circumstance.
User avatar #262 to #259 - navadae ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
he responded by waging war on the whole of iraq and iran... instead of going for JUST the one responsible, he went after the whole

that's not a good thing, if you don't understand
#264 to #262 - lastkingofx (05/19/2013) [-]
He went to war with Afghanistan, whose brutal Taliban regime was hiding Osama Bin Laden and let him establish numerous training camps across the country, and then went to war with Iraq, whose dictatorship put down revolts against his rule in the past with things like, chemical weapons. That's not a good thing, if you don't understand.
User avatar #268 to #264 - navadae ONLINE (05/19/2013) [-]
the whole war was pointless to begin with, and i dont understand why people defend it..

explain it to me, please

it wasn't about going after the terrorists, thats one small group...

it was about revenge, that's it.. and revenge is pointless, it's blind and worthless
#277 to #268 - lastkingofx (05/19/2013) [-]
We asked The taliban to turn over Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban -refused- on several occasions, and tried to bargain. President Bush refused negotiations, we knew they did it, they admitted they did it, and Al Qaeda helped keep the Taliban regime in power, in Afghanistan the Taliban Al Qaeda was one in the same.
#274 to #268 - anonymous (05/19/2013) [-]
shut up, sand ******
#278 to #274 - lastkingofx (05/19/2013) [-]
Thank you, but I got this.
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