Where Were We Four Years Ago?
Republicans are going to roll out former President Ron Reagan’s famous “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago,” meme.
Bring it on – it was only 4 years ago on September 26th that Republican President George W. Bush’s Treasure Secretary got down on bended knee and begged Nancy Pelosi for a $700 billion bank bailout.
I couldn’t find a picture of that, but I did find this one in the New York Times which documents current House Speaker (and GOP leader) John Boehner’s role in the $.7 trillion bailout.
So a reminder to folks – 4 years ago we were in the throes of what was the precipice of a world-wide economic collapse.
Stuff like that doesn’t get fixed over night. Or in 4 years. Maybe if the body politik would quit lying and get to discussion real solutions instead of ideological platitudes, our economy would be healthy for everyone.
Facts, of course, are a rare things these days. Memory, it seems, is even more rare.
Addendum: For all government bailouts, check this. Under George W. Bush, in 2008, $1.615 trillion was approved for bailouts.