like I tell those on the US politics forum when they blame Bush & the Republicans I tell them I blame the Democrats too for not offering better choices other than just Gore & Kerry and gave no better choice but Bush. Speaking of the housing crisis in April 2001 that is when the Bush Administration first red flagged Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about trouble with the GSE but then was advocating for affordable housing in May 2002.<quoted text>
In short, it's still Bush's fault.
I remember the warnings Republicans gave before the housing crisis. They were demonized by being called racist and uncaring about the poor. Then there was Bush's SS reform. Shot down like a kite flying in the sky. When Gingrich and the Republicans introduced Welfare Reform, it was said Republicans wanted to get even with the poor. Same thing when Gingrich introduced block grants for welfare and school lunches. The Democrats said Republicans wanted kids to starve.
Moving forward, we introduced Medicare reform. That led to commercials about granny getting pushed over the cliff in a wheelchair. Boehner fought hard to cut spending, and now the Republicans lost power not to mention seats in the Senate.
How can the Republicans do the right and proper thing if people and the liberal media won't support them? It's not possible. Don't blame Republican politicians for not doing the right thing, blame ignorant voters and the media instead.
Home Ownership and President Bush
and then in October 2002 G.W. Bush gave another speech saying "we want everybody in America to own their own home. That's what we want."
George Bush: we want everybody in America to own their own home. That's what we want.
and all G.W. Bush did was continue on with the Clinton home ownership policy.
and then speaking of Social Security Reform in chapter 11 of the book the main reason why Social Security reformed died was because of the option of allowing individuals to Privatize their Social Security Taxes and the foreseen biggest problem by the Federal Government was the lost tax revenue that the Federal Government would lose since the tax money would be no longer collected by the US Treasury which was the main reason that Social Security privatization died and besides the Federal Government was trying collect as much tax revenue as Federal Government could get its hands on because the Federal Deficit that was growing under Bush.