The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 October 2005

There's that question again

A rhetorical inquiry from The Subjective Scribe:

Republicanomics has "rescued" our economy from the perilous times of the Clinton years with its prosperity and record growth. To borrow from that great Republican icon Ronald Reagan, "ask yourself this question: are you better off now than you were five years ago?"

Well, yes, I am, though I'm more inclined to credit me than the GOP for my improved position. The tax cuts did help somewhat, although I rather suspect that they won't outlast the current government spending spree.

The AP article quoted by Scribe, though, doesn't support his premise — unless, of course, he's prepared to argue that George W. Bush actually caused all those hurricanes and stuff, and that the US, as a net importer of petroleum, is in a position to dictate the world price. (Which is not to say that Bush hasn't screwed up; it's that these aren't the specific things he screwed up.)

And I've answered this question before, most recently here.

Posted at 8:03 AM to Political Science Fiction


What was that one thing…oh yeah:

All politicians have side effects. The most common side effects of George W. Bush are:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Difficulty with coordination

Or maybe those are the effects on him of being in the office. I get confused.

Posted by: Matt at 9:18 AM on 19 October 2005

Lately, it's been more "difficulty with coordination," I think, what with the ongoing Miers mess.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:30 AM on 19 October 2005

The most common side effects of George W. Bush

Heh!

Posted by: Erica at 5:43 PM on 19 October 2005