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Compare Obama's first year vs Bush first year?
- January 20th, 2010 @ 07:52 PM
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But compare George Bush Jr first year as President of the United States to Barack Obama's first year.
Who had the better year?
Both had economy crisis to deal with.
I know this isn't part of the thread, but I'm just curious on why people are so hard on Obama? Cons mentioned in two threads now that Obama promised "Change and Hope", and hasn't really delivered as of yet. Is that the main reason why their not really giving this guy a chance even though it's only his first year.
I imagine the better question to ask would be grade George Bush last year compared to Obama's first year.
My problem with Obama is I have a fundamental disagreement with his politics, not that I don't want to give him a chance. I don't believe his stimulus spending is the answer (at some point the economy is going to bounce back and there will be people crediting it), I don't believe in the government interfering with our health care, and I don't believe in higher taxes. They're all failures regardless of the party of the guy that passes them.
On-topic: I have no idea. I think you have to look at presidencies as a whole and not just one year at a time. The situation Obama inherited is a lot different than the one Bush inherited nine years ago.
-Cut almost $850 Million dollars in excess spending
-Proposed a $2 Trillion dollar tax cut
-Signed a bill making it more difficult to file Bankruptcy
-Earmarked $4 million to go to Halfway houses and other prevention programs
-Proposed a $1.2 million dollar Pro-Alternative Energy bill
-Rallied after the 9/11 attacks
Obama's First year
-Won Nobel Peace Prize
-Spent $787 billion on Stimulus package
-Spent $700 billion on bailouts
-Spent $450 million on other Government Programs
-Mentioned he liked the idea of legalizing Marijuana
In my opinion, Both sides could look horrible depending on what side of the spectrum you're on. Bush made cuts in areas that we were "fat" in, I personally like that. Obama spent money in areas he felt we "lacked" in, I believe thats what the Private Market is for.
There are always good points and definitley bad points. But if you asked me, I'd say with the way I was raised and the way I look at politics... Bush had a much better first year.
I feel the importance is in George Washingtons farewell speech. He warned the US of three things, #1) Beware the power of the Political Party... #2) Avoid the temptation of growing national debt... #3) Do not get tangled in the mess the messes overseas
Last edited by icegoat63; January 20th, 2010 at 09:50 PM..
Obama's selling point was the word itself, his whole campaign was nothing but promises of change and he's done the complete opposite. He's changed nothing. When a guy gets hyped as much as Obama did and comes through on nothing, you have to call it.
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