Who do you support for Governor in Pennsylvania in 2010?

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According to the Treasury Department, when George W. Bush took office in 2001 the national debt was $5.73 trillion and when Bush left office in 2009, the national debt had increased to $10.63 trillion.

Where was the GOP when the debt reached 6 trillion?

Where was the GOP when the debt reached 7 trillion?

Where was the GOP when the debt reached 8 trillion?

Where was the GOP when the debt reached 9 trillion?

Where was the GOP when the debt reached 10 trillion?

Where was the GOP when the debt hit 11 trillion?

OH! That's right we didnt pay for two wars,two tax cuts and the medicare prescription drug plan under Bush

Pres. Obama’s first budget did not take effect the day he was sworn in. If looking at the debt that Pres. Obama and the Democratic majority are “responsible”, suggests, then Oct 1, 2009 is the reasonable start date, when fiscal year 2010 and Pres. Obama’s first budget took effect. The debt at that point was $11.920 trillion,( almost 12 trillion )

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During his eight years in office, President Bush oversaw a large increase in government spending. In fact, President Bush increased government spending more than any of the six presidents preceding him, including LBJ. In his last term in office, President Bush increased discretionary outlays by an estimated 48.6 percent.

During his eight years in office, President Bush spent almost twice as much as his predecessor, President Clinton. Adjusted for inflation, in eight years, President Clinton increased the federal budget by 11 percent. In eight years, President Bush increased it by a whopping 104 percent.

One reason offered for these large budget increases is that entitlement programs are growing rapidly. Although Social Security and Medicare spending growth outpaced most other programs in the mid-1990s, spending growth in discretionary programs has accelerated in the last 15 years, especially during Bush’s two terms. Between FY2002 and FY2009, discretionary spending rose 96 percent.

Some argue that federal spending during the Bush years was so high because security needs drove up the budget. It is true that defense spending increased dramatically since the late-1990s, particularly since 9/11 and the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, nondefense spending increased too. Some also argue that much of the increase in nondefense spending stemmed from increases in homeland security spending. Whether this is true, the overall rapid rise of discretionary spending indicates that, here too, the administration and Congress made no trade-offs in the budget. If the administration and Congress wanted more security spending and wanted to be fiscally responsible, they should have found savings elsewhere in the budget.

President Bush added thousands of new federal subsidy programs during his eight years in office. In 2008, there were 1,816 subsidy programs in the federal budget that spread hundreds of billions of dollars annually to special interest groups such as state governments, businesses, nonprofit groups, and individuals

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When George W. Bush was inaugurated in 2001, he inherited a nation at peace and prosperity The peace looked so durable that military leaders were projecting a “strategic pause” lasting 20 years. Bush proposed in his signature campaign speech that the Pentagon take advantage of the lull in tensions to “skip a generation of technology” in order to construct “a new architecture of American defense for decades to come.”

The $291 billion defense budget that the Clinton Administration left him amounted to only 3% of the economy. But America’s economy was so big at the end of Clinton’s presidency — 32% of global output — that the budget represented a third of worldwide military spending. America thus seemed destined to dominate the global scene for the foreseeable future.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/201...

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Here are a few of the 9/11 line items:

IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION

-$142 million wasted on reconstruction projects that were either terminated or canceled.[Special Inspector General for Iraq, 7/28/08]

-“Significant” amount of U.S. funds for Iraq funneled to Sunni and Shiite militias.[GAO Comptroller, 3/11/08]

-$180 million payed to construction company Bechtel for projects it never finished.[Federal audit, 7/25/07]

-$5.1 billion in expenses for Iraq reconstruction charged without documentation.[Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction report, 3/19/07]

-$10 billion in spending on Iraq reconstruction was wasteful or poorly tracked.[GAO, 2/15/07]

-Halliburton overcharged the government $100 million for one day’s work in 2004.[Project on Government Oversight, 10/8/04]

KATRINA

-Millions wasted on four no-bid contracts, including paying $20 million for an unusable camp for evacuees.[Homeland Security Department Inspector General, 9/10/08]

-$2.4 billion in contracts doled out by FEMA that guaranteed profits for big companies.[Center for Public Integrity investigation, 6/25/07]

-An estimated $2 billion in fraud and waste — nearly 11 percent of the $19 billion spent by FEMA on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as of mid-June.[New York Times tally, 6/27/06]

-“Widespread” waste and mismanagement on millions for Katrina recovery, including at least $3 million for 4,000 beds that were never used.[GAO, 3/16/06]

DEFENSE CONTRACTS

-A $50 million Air Force contract awarded to a company with close ties to senior Air Force officers, in a process “fraught with improper influence, irregular procedures, glaring conflicts of interest.”[Project on Government Oversight, 4/18/08]

-$1.7 billion in excessive fees and waste paid by the Pentagon to the Interior Department to manage federal lands.[Defense Department and Interior Department Inspectors General audit, 12/25/06]

-$1 trillion unaccounted for by the Pentagon, including 56 airplanes, 32 tanks, and 36 Javelin missile command launch-units.[GAO, 5/18/03]

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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2008/09/21/...

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Bush Scandals List:

Tom Delay, creator of the K Street Project, squeezing lobbyists to finance Republicans only, indicted for conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws (money laundering) in Texas, also connections to the Abramoff scandal. Major figure in Washington culture of corruption.

Damn that Jesse Jackson Jr.!

Attempts to torpedo the 911 Commission. Although now largely forgotten, the Bush Administration fought the 9/11 Commission every step of the way and it was only pressure from the American public and most especially from the families of the victims of 9/11 that the commission was formed and was able to come up with some kind of a report however flawed and incomplete.

Bush and Cheney resisted calls for such a bipartisan commission for over a year arguing that the matter was best left to Republican controlled intelligence committees in the Congress. It was not until November 27, 2002 that Bush announced the commission’s formation. He did his best to see that it went nowhere. Members were to be chosen by both Congress and the White House raising questions about the commission’s independence. Democratic co-chair George Mitchell on December 11, 2002 and Republican chair Henry Kissinger (whom the White House had insisted on appointing) on December 13, 2007 resigned due to conflicts of interest. Kissinger did not want to make public the financial records (and connections) of his security consulting company Kissinger Associates. Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton were named to replace them. The specter of conflicts of interest remained. Through their careers in government and on corporate boards, essentially all of the commission members had such conflicts. Perhaps the most egregious of these was Philip Zelikow the commission’s executive staff director who had worked closely with Condoleezza Rice on the National Security Council in the first Bush Administration and co-written a book with her.

Bush also tried to limit the commission’s activities by giving it a budget of only $3 million to investigate the biggest terrorist attack in the country’s history. The Challenger investigation cost $50 million by comparison. Later Kean and Hamilton asked for a further $11 million to be included in the $75 billion supplemental slated to fund the invasion of Iraq. The White House initially refused the funds before reversing itself.

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http://www.netrootsmass.net/hughs-bush-scanda...

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George Bush, the Connecticut cowboy, the good old boy from Yale is a man of mediocre intelligence, little imagination, and great stubbornness and vindictiveness. He may be the Decider but his handlers have long known how to manipulate him. The key is to hook him with short, simple sells. Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and Condoleezza Rice knew that once he has consulted his gut and perhaps his higher father his decision is forever. So whoever gets to him first is likely to carry the day because he doesn’t like to be challenged and is, quite simply, too lazy to change his mind. The Bubble is a natural consequence of this decision making process where logic, reason, and facts have little or no role.

Bush’s Presidency began in the shadow of a contested and likely stolen election and promised to be unsuccessful in a largely forgettable and unremarkable way. 911 changed all that and transformed a plodding, and essentially AWOL one termer into an accidental hero. Enormous power flowed to his office but Bush had no idea how to use it. He liked to campaign, not govern. In those around him, he prized loyalty over competence and honesty. A believer in the notion of "to the victor go the spoils," he was the perfect mark for every conniver, bumbler, bungler, hack, hanger on, and would be crony that Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and their friends could find. In the normal course of things, this would have spelled failure. Post-911, it was catastrophic.

At this critical juncture in our history we needed an adult but got an adolescent. Instead of responsibility, we got a truant. In place of flexibility we got obduracy. In the face of great and complex challenges, we got strawmen, a black and white universe, my way or the highway, regurgitated stump speeches, and a steadfast refusal to compromise not just with opponents but with reality.

What all this comes down to is that George Bush should never have become our President. He is not just a bad President but the worst one we could have had, the worst our country has ever seen. This is a judgment that many Americans have come to but which our political establishment and media, even after 8 years, have yet to acknowledge, accept, and act on. This is the tragedy and crime of our times.
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TaxNoMore wrote:
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You might just be bored, or alone.
Everybody was welcome into the club of
disaffection.
And if the high didn't solve whatever it was that was getting you down, it could at least help you laugh at the world's ongoing folly and see through all the hypocrisy and bullshit and cheap moralism.
You're one frig.gin delusional idiot....
Man...don't you ever get tired of being you and just want to start punching you own head really hard..?
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John Galti wrote:
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You're one frig.gin delusional idiot....
Man...don't you ever get tired of being you and just want to start punching you own head really hard..?
Even a spell checker can't prevent this kind of ignorant blunder:
"start punching you own head"

You're one frig.gin delusional idiot....
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LaughingAtYou wrote:
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Even a spell checker can't prevent this kind of ignorant blunder:
"start punching you own head"
You're one frig.gin delusional idiot....
Everyone one but you understood what I said....you anal retentive sack of sh.it.
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LaughingAtYou wrote:
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Even a spell checker can't prevent this kind of ignorant blunder:
"start punching you own head"
You're one frig.gin delusional idiot....
Its your OCD autism acting up again...why don't you go spin a hubcap for awhile...watch it go round and round...

Wheeee....

Everone but you understands this....hahahhahhaha

Laughing at you too...hahhaahahah
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John Galti wrote:
Everyone one but you understood what I said....you anal retentive sack of sh.it....
Its your OCD autism acting up again...why don't you go spin a hubcap for awhile...watch it go round and round...
Wheeee....
Everone but you understands this....hahahhahhaha
Laughing at you too...hahhaahahah
You constantly belittle others as idiots, morons, etc. while appearing illiterate, feeble minded and lazy.

"Everone but you understands this."

hahahhahhaha
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I belittle you...not others.

And you don't?
With your dumbass everybody's Dan the Man rhetoric.
So moron, right back at you too.
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John Galti wrote:
I belittle you...not others.
And you don't?
With your dumbass everybody's Dan the Man rhetoric.
So moron, right back at you too.
You seem desperate and easily confused. I've not mentioned Dan the Man until this moment but you prove you are a dumbass moron for believing otherwise.

Now go back to scanning your CliffNotes version of the DSM.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch...

George Carlin knows when to call a spade a spade.

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John Galti wrote:
I belittle you...not others.
And you don't?
With your dumbass everybody's Dan the Man rhetoric.
So moron, right back at you too.
You never belittled me huh? With all the different ID's you use it's no wonder you forget Danny Boy.

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Florida fugitive who stabbed detective with eyeglasses during escape shot dead in Texas.

If there were more laws for eyeglasses this would never of happened.

Another F-Up for Obama.

Dan the Man thinks it's okay to have abortions because it's the law. Jesus would approve.

Dan the Man says mans law overrides Gods law.

Dan the Man says he is Christian<--------Dan the Man gives Christians a bad name.

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Obama Eases Into Second Term With Golf Weekend in Florida.

I thought Obama would ease into the second term he stole, with a coffee, his sleeves rolled up and ready to sign some Obama Drone civilian killing orders.
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George W. Bush was on vacation — 1,020 days in 8 years — more than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history.
Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was in office 12 years from 1933 to 1945, was on vacation fewer days than President Bush at 958 days.

George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.



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20 Forgotten Bush Scandals

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Top Scandals of the
Bush-Cheney White House

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