Comments on: Bushes buy a house in tony Dallas neighborhood http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TerraCeiaBay http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/comment-page-1/#comment-410280 Fri, 01 Oct 2010 07:01:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14144#comment-410280 People have different reasons why they change residences. In buying a house, there are many considerations to think of. In this situation, President Bush and his wife has changed priorities and they chose a house in another location in order to oversee their projects in the said university.
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By: Matt http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/comment-page-1/#comment-386414 Tue, 09 Dec 2008 12:45:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14144#comment-386414 jvill,

Your lack of basic economic literacy is eclipsed by the fact that every statement you’ve made about war and taxes was obviously taken from some blog on DailyKos.

It is a FACT that every year since the Bush tax cuts took effect, US Treasury revenues have increased by an annual rate of over 15%!! Trickle down economics work. There are no two ways about it. Because you’re too intellectually lazy to acknowledge this doesn’t mean it’s not true. You’d have had more credibility if you had criticized Bush for signing nearly every spending bill that crossed his desk, most laden with democrat pork.

Check how many public buildings in WV are named for that former Klan Kleagle Robert Byrd, now one of your party’s leaders. Those naming rights came from taxpayer dollars, most likely from other states.

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By: jvill http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/comment-page-1/#comment-386407 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 22:05:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14144#comment-386407 Bill:

1. No president, Republican or Democrat, has ever lowered taxes in a time of war. Bush was the first. He encouraged us to continue shopping, driving up the unsecured debt that has gotten this nation into so much trouble.

2. Afghanistan yes, Iraq no. The total estimated cost of both wars, including veterans benefits and lost productivity, is now $2 trillion – $3 trillion. About the same amount being estimated to bailout an economy managed by the Bush Administration for 8 years. Since we took our eyes off Afghanistan, which the WSJ today reported features a Taliban that has spread throughout the country and nearly encompassed Kabul, the wars will be even MORE expensive than they would have been if we’d stayed focused. It’s unbelievable and disturbing that you would try to excuse this series catastrophic mistakes so flippantly and claim any president would have done the same thing.

We won’t even get into how Bush was president during the first foreign terrorist attack on US soil since Pearl Harbor. If Gore had been president he would have been impeached.

3. The deficit will likely be $1 trillion – $1.5 trillion next year. By your logic, that portends a lending economic boom (even though the debt markets are frozen). Also, nice citation of unproven Republican theories of Voodoo Economics (even after 40 years of trying).

Hoover indeed.

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By: jvill http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/comment-page-1/#comment-386406 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 21:50:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14144#comment-386406 I guess if they cashiered the stage prop — er, I mean the Crawford ranch — right after the presidency it would have been too obvious.

I’m still waiting for someone to explain to me how come this “ranch” doesn’t have any cattle. Doesn’t that make it a farm? Or, you know, a luxury vacation home?

Bike trails, you say? How butch.

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By: Jordan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/comment-page-1/#comment-386404 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 21:14:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14144#comment-386404 If they can actually afford to buy a house, why shouldn’t they? For all we know, they could be buying the houes from someone that is facing a foreclosure instead. By doing this, Bush is holding up to what his message was with the economic stimulus checks: put money back into the enconomy, keep it moving.
Right now everyone wants to blame everything on President Bush, but it is unrealistic and asinine to think that the mess we are currently in was created in 8 years. This has been brewing since the 70’s, or longer. And for all of those that love to bash Bush, I will remind you that the congress has been in the control of the Democrates for the past two years. They also have a resonsiblity for what is going on right now.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/comment-page-1/#comment-386401 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 15:08:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14144#comment-386401 Barbara should have taken George home to flip burgers 4 years ago.

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By: Susan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/comment-page-1/#comment-386392 Sun, 07 Dec 2008 20:29:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14144#comment-386392 What is wrong with just having a ranch? All of these foreclosures and everyday people trying to make ends meet week to week, and you have the audacity to claim you know what we are going through; yet you can’t be happy with one house. I’m embarrassed that you were ever our president. I didn’t vote for you either time. How about giving my 2 kids a college donation instead?

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By: Bill http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/comment-page-1/#comment-386384 Sun, 07 Dec 2008 03:21:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14144#comment-386384 I think a little understanding of Bush’s predicament is needed by commenters here. Any president who sent troops to Afghanistan, not even considering Iraq, would have run up a large tab. And if they were Republican, they would also probably keep taxes low. So the deficit would rise, generating an economic boom as money is borrowed and spent. But the resulting tax revenue increase would then bring down the deficit, causing the opposite effect: a bust. Two year lag. 2008.

Hoover, my foot.

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By: Robert Egan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/comment-page-1/#comment-386383 Sun, 07 Dec 2008 01:33:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14144#comment-386383 If I lived there,I would be getting a petition signed!

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By: Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/12/04/bushes-buy-a-house-in-tony-dallas-neighborhood/comment-page-1/#comment-386373 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 20:22:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=14144#comment-386373 At least they have the money to buy it… not like the other president who had “friends” buy the house for them.

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