Thursday, April 26, 2012

Is Wall Street Willie More Dangerous Than George W. Bush ?

George W. Bush started two unnecessary wars (killing many thousands of soldiers and innocent civilians), ordered the torturing of foreign soldiers, passed a bill authorizing the spying on U.S. citizens without probable cause, gave the rich massive tax cuts, trashed the American economy, encouraged the outsourcing of American jobs, gave Wall Street a $700 billion bailout (after deregulating them), presided over the loss of 12-15 million American jobs, and turned a budget surplus into a huge deficit. There is little doubt that he was the worst president this country has had.

But here's a scary thought. Think Progress has come up with eight reasons why Willard Mitt Romney (aka Wall Street Willie) might be even worse than Bush if he became president. Here are the reasons they give for believing Romney is more right-wing (and therefore more dangerous) than Bush:

1. Bush passed a huge tax cut plan, mostly benefiting the wealthy. Romney’s tax cut plan is four times larger, more heavily weighted to benefit ultra wealthy.

2. Bush signed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. Romney supports repealing virtually all campaign finance laws.

3. Bush supported comprehesive immigration reform, a path to citizenship for 12 million undocumented immigrants and provisions of the DREAM Act. Romney opposes all of it.

4. Bush enacted a historic expansion of Medicare. Romney wants to end Medicare as we know it.

5. Bush signed a substantial increase to the minimum wage. Romney opposes increasing the minimum wage.

6. Bush created higher fuel efficiency standards. Romney says even current standards are too high.

7. Bush acknowledged global warming is caused by humans. Romney says “we don’t know.”

8. Bush lauched one of the biggest land conservation programs in U.S. history. Romney says the federal government owns too much land.

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