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The terrorists could never have inflicted upon us the damage that W has.

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The terrorists would love for the US to become bankrupt and big bro 43 can stand in front of a banner with "Mission Accomplished" for that feat.

No president during the history of the US ever waged a war without getting the entire US to sacrifice financially by increasing taxes. W did the mirror image of that and redistributed resources to the top 1%. How many yachts can those slime balls buy?

Get the top 1% to return all of the extra money they got during big bro 43 years. Get the Halliburton's and Blackwater's to return all out standing income they have from Iraq war now.

What have they done to our legal system a hallmark of a democracy that bin laden dreamed of ruining?

The article "Supporters Of $1.3 Trillion Bush Tax Cuts In 2001 Now Call $900 Billion Recovery Plan Billion 'Too Much'" at click here expresses the GOP's hypocrisy as it states "As the senate version of the economic recovery package makes its way through Congress, a significant (though misguided) criticism of the package from Senate Republicans is that it is "too big." For example, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claimed, "from the very first moment of this debate, there's been strong bipartisan agreement on one thing: the original version of this bill was too big."

Back when big bro 43 passed his tax cuts Senator Kyl stated "I was there when the president signed into law the tax cut. ... [I]f that isn't one of the best things we can do to get this economy going again, then it seems to me that the American people might well lose confidence in what we're doing, which would be the worst thing to do for the economy," and Senator Ensign said "Well, I don't know that we're going to get to the - you know, the total $1.3 trillion tax cut. I do think the tax cuts are necessary right now."

How much other benefits did the richest gain from that ultimate raper of the poor to enrich the rich W?

The article "400 richest Americans' incomes doubled under Bush" at click here  states " Capital gains made up 63 percent of the richest 400 Americans' adjusted gross income in 2006, or a combined $66.1 billion, according to the data. In all, the 400 wealthiest Americans reported a combined $105.3 billion of adjusted gross income in 2006, the most recent year for which the IRS has data."

This probably isn't close, but how do we know what other benefits can be attributed to W raping the poor to aid the rich, but let's multiply 8 times 105 billion and you get $840 billion. Add that to $1.3 trillion and you get $2.1 trillion.

How would that $2.1 trillion look right now? But that isn't all of the planned, calculated damage that big bro 43 inflicted upon our economy. You have to add in the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The article "'Hidden Costs' Double Price Of Two Wars, Democrats Say" at

click here

shows how W engaged in propaganda regarding the costs of his two theaters in the everlasting war against terrorism states "The economic costs to the United States of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan so far total approximately $1.5 trillion, according to a new study by congressional
Democrats that estimates the conflicts' "hidden costs"-- including higher oil
prices, the expense of treating wounded veterans and interest payments on the money borrowed to pay for the wars.

That amount is nearly double the $804 billion the White House has spent or
requested to wage these wars through 2008, according to the Democratic staff of Congress's Joint Economic Committee."

And who got that money? You have to always follow the money with these vile GOP ghouls. The article "Missing Iraq billions could be 'greatest fraud in US history'" at click here is overly optimistic. It is only the greatest fraud we know about.

Forget about the money he pissed away in Homeland Security and his homage to Reagan Star Wars, but that totals $1.5 trillion + $2.1 trillion = $3.6 trillion.

Now you get GOP hypocrisy devotees whining about Obama's various bailouts. Why didn't they reign in the "bubble boy"?

The article "On the Edge" at click here talks about how the US can learn from Japan's recent problem stating "Japan experienced a "lost decade" of deflation and stagnation in the 1990s - and the only thing that let Japan escape from its trap was a global boom that boosted the nation's exports.
Who will rescue America from a similar trap now that the whole world is slumping at the same time?

Would the Obama economic plan, if enacted, ensure that America won't have its own lost decade? Not necessarily: a number of economists, myself included, think the plan falls short and should be substantially bigger. But the Obama plan would certainly improve our odds."

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