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Americans of all stripes love to debate which president was best or worst. This is a subject that is too important to rely on opinion polls, which are skewed by individual bias and political views.
While It's difficult to rate how good or bad any president may have been in comparison to another, a careful look at the facts shows one president failed in virtually every aspect of the job to a degree unrivaled by any other.
Bush's presidency as the worst in history. In another, informal survey of professional historians, I encourage you to do your own research and verify the facts stated in this article. Bush wasted no time in wiping out that surplus, turning it into the biggest budget deficit in history.
He added more to the national debt than every president before him combined. However, just the opposite happened. Check out this report from the Congressional Budget Officewhich provides Congress with non-partisan analysis on budgetary on spending issues, showing the budget deficits and surpluses.
By the time he left office, unemployment was skyrocketing and the economy was sheddingjobs in a single month. Bush's reliance on tax cuts for the wealthy to stimulate the economy and create jobs was a dismal failure. Looking at the jobs created during each presidential administration, you would have to go all the way back to Herbert Hoover to find a president with a worse record of job creation than George W.
Bush promised not to touch the Social Security trust fund. Yet barely six months after taking office he broke this promise and began siphoning money from Social Security to make up for the budget shortfall.
After taking hundreds of billions from the trust fund, he then said Social Security was broke and attempted to privatize it - an attempt that thankfully failed.
Bush brought all that prosperity to a screeching halt.
By the time he left office we had: The economic collapse of was the worst since the Great Depression and required taxpayers to spend nearly a trillion dollars to bail out the financial industry. In fact, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke claims that the economic collapse of was actually worse than the Great Depression in some respects.
In the weeks after receiving that CIA briefing, Bush spent a month fly-fishing, golfing, and clearing brush at his ranch in Texas. Barely a month after that warning, the US experienced the worst terrorist attack in history. What they will do is stagger along until there's a major incident and then suddenly say, 'Oh, my God, shouldn't we be organized to deal with this?
They've been given a window of opportunity with very little terrorism now, and they're not taking advantage of it.
But the Bush administration pressured the EPA to issue a statement saying the air in and around ground zero was safe to breathe and encouraged New Yorkers to return to work.
In fact, the level of toxic chemicals was many times higher than what the EPA considers safe. He claimed in his State of the Union address that Iraq had attempted to acquire uranium from the country of Niger even though the CIA concluded that it was untrue.
Bush later claimed that Iraq acquired aluminum tubes which could only be used for building nuclear weapons. He rejected information from his own weapons inspectors that he sent into Iraq who told him that Iraq had no nuclear weapons program.
This allowed the Taliban to retake large portions of Afghanistan within two years. The Iraq war was arguably the single biggest foreign policy blunder in US history. After sending hundreds of thousands of Americans off to war with the promise of a quick victory, these wars dragged on for years costing thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars.
The overthrow of Iraq led to the creation of several Islamic militant groups and a lengthy civil war that completely destabilized the entire Middle East region. The most direct result of the war was an increase in worldwide terrorism. Bush and Cheney allowed war profiteers like Halliburton to make billions on the war.
President Bush looking out the window of Air Force One observing the devastation of hurricane Katrina. Bush Was Painfully Slow in Responding to Hurricane Katrina While thousands died and tens of thousands were struggling to survive due to the flooding in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, President Bush continued with his planned vacation schedule.
After the levees broke and New Orleans flooded, Bush sprang into action by flying to Arizona where he gave a birthday cake to Sen.US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights By Peter Phillips, Lew Brown and Bridget Thornton.
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