Re: Repubs in trouble
- From: California Poppy <GoldenStatePoppy@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:09:16 -0700
On Oct 17, 12:37?pm, AndyS <andysha...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
California Poppy wrote:
The Bush haters never give up. If at all possible, blame Bush. I
happen to think that we probably made a mistake invading Iraq. But
that doesn't negate all of the good Bush has done. The programs that
I cared the most about, Bush hasn't been able to get passed. One is
reform of Social Security and the other is a rational immigration
program that includes a guest worker program. But he had the right
idea on both.
Well, we would have invaded Afghanistan regardless of who the
prez was on 9/11. and there is a good chance that Gore, or Clinton,
or Obama would have invaded Iraq also....... They would have gotten
the same intelligence reports and had the same public political
pressures...... But, whoever was in charge, it would have turned out
badly, since our military isn't competent in fighting a guerilla war,
that's what it is, once you blow up the other guy's tanks....
Hell, we got rid of their army and air force in a couple days...
the citizens who we are fighting now, and all the help they can get
from the outside who aren't "army" either..... We can't handle
... and Viet Nam should have taught us better......
Bush has left the fighting up to the generals, and followed their
advice right down the line, and that's the best he could do.... and
screwed us over......... But, since he was the "driver of the bus",
and the bus to New York ended up in Cincinnatti, he must take on the
responsibility...... Such is the hazard of leadership.....
I like his Plan D program... It saves me and Joanie thousands of
dollars a year.....
I DON'T like his immigration program which legitimizes millions
criminals in the US. I love LEGAL immigration --- I don't like
His social security stuff was controversial.... Personally, I
done better under his proposal.... However, if a "guaranteed" income
the goal for retirement --- and I think it is....... only the
the power to recover it's losses if something screws up along the
....so the new SS plan may have been ill-advised in achieving the
Andy in Eureka, Texas
( Eureka,,,,,, population 377 )
I think Bush's immigration program would have worked if it could have
been approved by Congress. I don't recall anything about him saying
that those already here could be granted citicenship or the
opportunity to work toward it. But his guest worker program was
exactly right. Those here legally could apply for the guest worker
As to Social Security, I think it needs to be reformed. It is
basically a Ponzi Scheme in which those working pay for the SS for
those who are retired. At the time it was planned, even Roosevelt
didn't expect it to pay its way but thought it would become privatized
before long. It was meant to be a temporary solution, not an
entitlement. I have a couple of IRA's and receive more from them than
from SS. If the money I had paid into SS had been invested by me, it
would be worth a lot more than my meager amount each month.
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