5 Hateful Lies About Bush

26 12 2008

Myth 1: The last eight years were awful for most Americans economically and President Bush’s deregulatory policies caused the current financial crisis.

Myth 2: President Bush’s tax cuts only benefited the wealthy and were paid for by sacrificing investments in health care and education.

Myth 3: The President’s “go it alone” foreign policy ruined America’s standing in the world.

Myth 4: The war in Iraq caused us to “take our eye off the ball” in Afghanistan and with al Qaeda.

Myth 5: This Administration has been bad for the environment and ignored the problem of global warming.

For a solid debunking of these liberal lies that have been promulgated in nearly every newspaper, movie, and nearly every classroom in America, check this out.

UPDATE: Today, quite randomly, the NYT lavishly praised Bush’s health care initiatives. Good thing they didn’t say anything about it over the past few years.  Unreal.

Although the number of uninsured and the cost of coverage have ballooned under his watch, President Bush leaves office with a health care legacy in bricks and mortar: he has doubled federal financing for community health centers, enabling the creation or expansion of 1,297 clinics in medically underserved areas….

As governor of Texas, Mr. Bush came to admire the missionary zeal and cost-efficiency of the not-for-profit community health centers, which qualify for federal operating grants by being located in designated underserved areas and treating patients regardless of their ability to pay. He pledged support for the program while campaigning for president in 2000 on a platform of “compassionate conservatism.”

In Mr. Bush’s first year in office, he proposed to open or expand 1,200 clinics over five years (mission accomplished) and to double the number of patients served (the increase has ended up closer to 60 percent). With the health centers now serving more than 16 million patients at 7,354 sites, the expansion has been the largest since the program’s origins in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty, federal officials said.

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