The Tragic Legacy of George W. Bush
As George W. Bush rode off into the sunset yesterday, it was a bit hard not to acknowledge the fundamentally decent man that he is. I appreciate much about the man as a person, and I credit him with keeping us safe for over seven years in the wake of 9/11. That said, his economic policies were an unmitigated disaster, exacerbated by the irresponsibility of the past three months. Jack Brooks copies a Newsmax article detailing the debacle that was Bush economic policy.
The Economic Legacy of George W. Bush
Please, reader, do this if you do nothing else: anytime you hear a friend refer to George W. Bush as a “conservative”, as in “he called himself a ‘compassionate conservative'”, do me the favor of correcting them. I believe he is one of the more compassionate people to have occupied the White House in my lifetime, more able to “feel my pain” than the First Felon ever was. But the idea that George W. Bush was, in areas other than the social, anything approaching “conservative” is just laughable. Or worthy of a good cry, depending…