The economy and the 2008 election
“The Bush economy is like a trap door — Too many people are one pink slip away, one missed mortgage payment away, one medical diagnosis away from falling through and losing everything,” Clinton said Thursday in .
That’s the rhetoric you hear from two of the campaigners, who both happen to be Democrat. The part they don’t want you to consider is what came to me in the form of an anonymous email:
Remember the election in 2006?
Thought you might like to read the following:
A little over one year ago:
1 ) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2 ) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3 ) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.
Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:
1 ) Consumer confidence plummet;
2 ) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon;
3 ) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase ) ;
4 ) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses ) ;
5 ) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6 ) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.
America voted for change in 2006, and we got it!
Remember it’s Congress that makes law not the President. He has to work with what’s handed to him.
A liberal is a person who will give away everything they don’t own.
The letter doesn’t come right out and say it, but the main theme for 2006 was “change”. This is the change we’ve gotten so far. Change for change sake never guarantees change for the better. In this case, it’s been change for the worse, obviously. Now Obama is running his entire campaign on change for change sake. Not sure about you, but I’ve had about all the change I can afford in the last two years. Clinton is running hers pretty much on the “failed Bush economics” without once mentioning the failed economic policies of Nancy Pelosi and her own party. This is a boogeyman argument that very few people seem to want to explore. If Clinton as President has no desire to reign in Nancy Pelosi, we can only expect things to continue to get much worse. Being liberal with social values is one thing, and can work. Being liberal with budgets never works. Nancy Pelosi is simply the latest example of why. Seems to me the last time we had these same circumstances of inflation AND recession at the same time was 1979 when the Democrats controlled the House as well and we had a very liberal Democrat President.
Anyone up for 1979 again?
Think before you vote. Don’t vote for generics and unquestioned claims. Vote for what you know. If you don’t make any effort to know the issues, why bother even voting? Voting for “change” when the “change” keeps making things worse is not terribly smart. But, I’ll bet more people vote for “change” than any other single issue this fall.