I often wonder what President Bush was thinking, more than likely not thinking, when he let the United States get itself in the predicament that exists today. When a president takes the oath of office he is supposed to put our country and the welfare of its people above everything else. Bush kept telling the American people "we are not in a recession." When John McCain was running for president, he said, "the economy was doing good." Why did these elected officials keep lying to the American people?
Since Bush was re-elected president, he has brought this country to its knees. In November, over 500,000 jobs were lost. In his debates with John Kerry, he promised to create 165,000 jobs per month. Did this president think by destroying the middle class and sending jobs overseas he would create a prosperous economy. The middle class is what built this country, fought its wars and paid its taxes. Without the middle class and jobs this country will continue in a tailspin, heading for a greed created depression. And this state voted him in as the president.
The Big Three now want the unions to make more concessions, including wages. If this happens, how is the working class going to be able to buy a vehicle at $37,000 if they are making $12 per hour? The Big Three CEOs say they are going to reduce their wages considerably, but with stocks and incentives, they are still going to make more than $12-$20 million per year. The numbers just do not add up for the working class. Seems like more Bush-a-nomics.
Bush will walk out of the White House thinking he did a good job the past eight years.
Gary J. Dowell