As the nation slides further into the Republican-generated recession which began in December, 2007 we have refreshing news out of Washington from President Bush. He's actually being honest with the American people now that the election is over...
Using the word "recession" for the first time to describe the U.S. economy, President George W. Bush demanded that Congress adopt his approach to an auto bailout and require car companies to pay back any federal aid.
Bush dared not tell the truth about the economy prior to election day, although the economy had worsened to the point where even trolls knew we were in serious economic straits, but now that the election is over it's okay for the (R) politicians to use the "R" word to describe the economy's status.
That's how Republicans govern. They lie to the voters to control them.
Fortunately, change has arrived - too late to save the economy from tanking, but President Clinton handled the economic recession he found when entering office and I'm confident President Obama will have equal if not greater success.
At 12 months, the current recession is already the longest since a severe 16-month slump in 1981-82. Many economists say this downturn will ultimately set a new record for the post-World War II period.
During Bush's eight years in office, the United States has fallen into two recessions. The first one started in March 2001 and ended in November of that year.
Good job, George. Now please get out of the way and let a President who cares about this country and its people fix the mess you've created.
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