For Goodness Sakes

Thursday 23 September 2010 - Filed under Dumbassery + Education + Government + POTUS + Regulation

Can we quit with the whole fucking “Bush deregulated and cut spending on education” bullshit?  Reason’s Hit and Run:

Between 2001 and 2009 George W. Bush did not “cut back on investments in education,” he increased them by 58 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars. Regulations? “The Bush team has spent more taxpayer money on issuing and enforcing regulations than any previous administration in U.S. history,” Reason columnist Veronique de Rugy wrote in January 2009, in a piece that should be distributed to every audience member before an Obama speech.

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It’s a comforting narrative, this idea that rapacious cajillionaires dismantled the federal government for eight years, until the man on the white unicorn came to restore dignity to the White House. But it has never, ever been true. The president really should stop lying to the American people, but he won’t.

Because he’s an unmitigated douche-nugget.

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2010-09-23  »  madlibertarianguy