Written by, C Dallas Menger
As the Obama Presidency winds down and the Bush Presidency is properly denounced as a failure; it is important to note the many similarities between their records. I tried to get the articles from left leaning web sites to avoid partisan swear pieces. Enjoy.
Gitmo – Started under Bush, and continued under Obama who broke his promise to close the prison.
Bush Tax cuts – Obama could have let these expire under a lame duck Democratically controlled congress, but pressured them to re-pass them.
Patriot Act – Started under Bush continued under Obama until Rand Paul Filibuster.
NSA Spying – Stared under Bush continued under Obama singed Freedom Act which continues bulk collect
Afghanistan War – Started under Bush, expanded under Obama.
Iraq – Endless war, started under Bush continues under Obama due to ISIS threat.
Neo-Con Plan for remaking Middle East – Obama Over threw Libyan government and wanted to bomb Syria to over throw Assad. Obama funded Syrian rebel groups which became ISIS.
Like Bush Obama violates War Powers Act.
Fed Fund Rate – Bush 1-3% Obama 0%. Artificially low interests rates and expansion of credit lead to bubbles which are extremely harmful to the economy.
Signing statements – Bush and Obama Both did them.
Indefinite Detention – Bush and Obama both claim they could deny due process.
Spending – Bush doubled the national debt about $5 trillion. Obama adds $8 trillion more to the debt.
http://www.usdebtclock.org/2000.html – Washington to Clinton – about $5T
http://www.usdebtclock.org/2008.html – Around double under Bush to about $10T
http://www.usdebtclock.org/ – $18T now. $3T more than Bush.
Attacking Enemies’ – Bush, Obama twin IRS scandals.
Punishing Whistle blowers – Bush and Obama both ignored laws protecting whistle blowers.
Defense spending – The “take over the world” style military spending is the same under Obama as it was under Bush.
Everybody knows about Bush’s Wall Street connections, but what about Obama’s Wall Street connections: