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Starfury Donating Member (615 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:53 PM
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Bush's Economic Policies: Don't Look Behind the Curtain
Excellent summary of (some of) the ways the Chimpster is economically destroying this nation, and the price we'll likely be paying for generations. This is the sort of information that everyone should be aware of, but it rarely gets covered in the MSM (outside of a few individuals, such as Keith Olbermann and Lou Dobbs).

One of the most famous scenes in all of movie history is when Dorothy and her three companions stand before the Wizard of Oz. As the travelers beg for help, the gaseous phantasm explodes, "Silence! I know what you want. I am Oz!" The four innocents are cowed into submission.

It is Toto who saves the day, scampering across the floor and pulling back the curtain. The "wizard" lamely tries to salvage his scam, bellowing, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" They do, of course, and the fraud is exposed for what it is.

President Bush is playing "wizard" with the nation's economy. He says he hopes the November election will be about the economy but it is bluster, the economic equivalent of "Mission Accomplished." What he really doesn't want is for anybody to look behind the curtain. For, when they do, they find enormous problems lurking.

In five areas in particular - budget deficits, trade deficits, unfunded liabilities, oil, and China - the president's policies have damaged the economy, in some cases grievously. Unless they are reversed, the nation's economic future is in peril.

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Rest at http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1029-26.htm
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:58 PM
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1. Many Totos have pulled the curtain open....are those who have
failed to see the sham finally starting to get their vision back???
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Starfury Donating Member (615 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:06 PM
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2. Well, I'm not holding my breath waiting for that to happen...
I doubt most Americans really understand how bad things are going to get. A lot of folks who should have been speaking out for years are still silent.
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ovidsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:10 PM
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3. Just the tip of the iceberg
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:12 PM by ovidsen
The massive federal debt and the rising trade deficit make up just part of the picture.

Health care, wages, energy costs put squeeze on middle class

Read it and weep. And then vote the Bush GOP war machine out November 7th.
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