|Economy: President Bush will not be satisfied until every American who wants a job can find one; until every business has a chance to grow; and until we turn our economic recovery into lasting prosperity that reaches every corner of America.||He aided shifting jobs off shore, presided over more job losses than any other president (we are still more than a million below when he started), and shifted job growth to lower income jobs. Most people re- emplied after loosing their job under Bush are working at less pay. "Bush Econ Advisor: Outsourcing OK" Taxes for the rich have gone down more than for the rest, resulting in the middle class paying for agri-business subsidies. Despite President Bush's assurance in 2001 that his $350 billion tax cuts "could happen without fear of budget deficit, even if the economy softens," budget deficit was the highest in U. S. history, over $450 billion. New Economics: Fast-Food Factories? We are now dependent on foreign investment, with a growing national debt.|
|Homeland Security: The President’s most important job is to protect and defend the American people. Last year, President Bush proposed and Congress approved a single, unified Department of Homeland Security to improve protection against today’s threats and be flexible enough to help meet the unknown threats of the future.||He originally tried to prevent the 9/11 commission which bluntly says Bush
was wrong about al-Qaida links. |
If Juan can sneak in to work picking fruit at or below minimum wage, what is stopping Ossama?
|National Security: Defending our nation against its enemies is the first and fundamental commitment of the federal government. On September the 11th, 2001, America learned that oceans will no longer protect us from the threats of a new era.||Chalabi was a Special
Guests of Mrs. Bush at the State of the Union when George Tenet (CIA,
resigned), and most Democrats, did not trust him, and they now claim
Chalabi is Iranian
CIA questioned State of the Union address|
Etheridge: Budget Cuts Veterans
The attack on Iraq was originally promoted as an urgent pre-emptive move to stop terrorism, destroy Weapons of Mass Destruction, and make America safe. The terrorism link has been disproved, there were no WMD, and more Americans have died and are threatened than before, with cooperation with allies to stop terrorism is compromised.
|Education: President Bush promised to make educating every child his top domestic priority and reform a system that has failed the most needy students in our nation's classrooms. The President’s No Child Left Behind Act||Only the funding is $8 billion less than promised.|
|Social Security: Voluntary personal retirement accounts would enable individuals to build financial wealth and security.||
Social Security was established to guarantee there was something
for retirement, as a response to the failure of many private retirement accounts.
Bush seeks to remove the guarantee. His tax cut for the rich was triple the
expected shortfall. |
|Health Care: President Bush’s comprehensive health care agenda improves health security for all Americans by building on the best features of American health care.||With his plan, Medicare is prohibited
from negotiating with pharmacies, so Canadians can pay less for the same
drug from the same drug company, produced in the U.S., very suprising from
someone that touts competition. Even so, he threatened administration members
from admitting their own numbers were more than 3 times what he told congress
they would be before the vote, and even those figures proved low.|
Los Angeles is suffering from the cascading loss of emergency rooms, no hope in sight.
|Environment: Clear Skies will clean our skies, bring greater health to our citizens, and encourage environmentally responsible development in America and around the world.||Regulation of smoke stack pollution like sulfur and mercury is reduced. Hatchery salmon are redefined as wild to remove salmon from the endangered species list. Clear cutting is proposed as the way to protect forests. 'Clear Skies' Revision Would Allow More Mercury Pollution|
|Energy: President Calls on Congress to Act on Energy Plan.||A plan written by and for the oil industry, where this administration made its money. Oil for 6 months is valued more than a pristine wilderness ANWR. Clean energy research is cut, pollution controls cut, and EPA funds cut. His claim that Iraqi oil would pay for the war has not proven true.|
|World Leader|| Americans are less welcome abroad. Most
nations objected to being told to join an attack on Bush's timing. He ridiculed
France and Germany for refusing to back up the US in its attack on Iraq,
saying keep looking for the WMD he claimed he knew were there. They were
right, and now do not believe us. Ossama has more propaganda for recruiting suicide
He has abrogated more international treaties than any other president. Isolating the US from allies we depend on is not leadership.
|Strong Commander in Chief||He failed to get and use accurate intelligence, and listened to lies, advancing Chalabi in spite of CIA warnings about this felon. He sanctioned ignoring the Geneva Conventions standards for prisoners, leading to abuse, and failed to maintain accountability. US 'not bound by torture laws' The claimed reason for war proved false, allies were insulted and abandoned, and the real enemy was gifted with propaganda instead of being stopped. The people "liberated" say they are occupied and are mad. Bush hit the Iraqi ant hill with the sledge hammer of the U.S. military, and we are still getting bit. He avoided Vietnam combat. Some courage with only other people's lives.|
|Leading the fight against Terror||He gave terrorists
the greatest gift yet: proof of his crusade against Islam by attacking a
nation under false pretenses, providing the greatest suicide bomber recruitment
Bush planned Iraq war from the start, former treasury chief says
|Defending Liberty||George W. Bush's Patriot Act allowed the government to imprison an innocent citizen for a year incommunicado without representation or trial, interrogate using techniques we have characterized, when used by others, as torture , getting a "confession" later proven false as the MIT student was proven innocent. You are paying for your phone company to install equipment to let police wiretap all your calls without a warrant, and never tell you. You now must allow the airline to loose your luggage with your nail clippers and self defense items (provided you may have them at all). We even lost track of a "ghost prisoner" for months, the sort of prisoner we have condemned Saddam and China for. Secret US jails hold 10,000 Rumsfeld ordered Iraq prisoner hidden|