Bingo. You hit exactly on it - big oil got their war in Iraq to secure that oil field in Iraq, Haliburton and all of the other defense contractors got trillions in contracts, Wall Street got the middle class's homes and the stock holders of big Pharma made boatloads of money off of the Medicare drug deal. Bush looked for every government deal he could find to hand the rich the country's wealth. Mission accomplished alright. You got it exactly right.<quoted text>
The mission of Team Bush was to loot the treasury for all it was worth and they succeeded. The four largest financial sponsors of the Republican party were the pharmaceutical industry, big oil, defense, and Wall Street and their investment banks.
The pill bill, the Iraq War and nation building, the administration oil policy and market oil price manipuation, and the TARP all were gravy for these benefactors of the party. Invest a few million and get back billions in tax dollars.
God only knows what Bush III would do. Oh my. A war in Iran, secure oil in Iran, more profits for Haliburton. What new scheme do they come up with to finish off the middle class? Sell ending the minimum wage I guess. Oh, and Bushy II gave the corporations tax breaks for globalization too, for outsourcing the jobs to China. The damage Bush did was permanent. One has to think if Obama knew what Bush had done and if Obama knew the entire economy was going to go under two months before he took office from Bush handing Wall Street everyone's houses, would Obama even have wanted to take the job? Obama thought it was going to be spend, spend, spend, oh my. He ended up walking into spent, spent, spent, no more left to spend. LOL.