The Dow Jones Industrial Average took a plunge this morning. It got me thinking. I wonder what the Dow looks like for the last 16 years. 8 years of Bill Clinton and 8 years (almost) of Bush. I used data/sceenshot from Investor.com
Notice how the Bush years aren’t quite as good as the Clinton years. Bush was touted as a business man when he was elected. An energy guy too. It was thought, incorrectly, that he would be able to implement a sensible energy policy and the Dow would do well.
I think Bush is not incompetent. I think he did exactly what he wanted to do. He lowered taxes on the wealthy. He made sure the energy companies had record profits at the expense of everyday people. He toppled Saddam Hussein, who had insulted the family honor apparently. He moved the judiciary WAY to the right, especially the supreme court. We will be paying THAT bill for a long time.
I think Bush did exactly what he wanted to do. I am disappointed that the Democrats can not find a way to combat his methods. If it were up to me, which it isn’t, I would send bill after bill to Bush so that he can veto them. I would force the Republicans to do actual filibusters on TV, 24/7. We should force them to show that they don’t care about anyone except themselves. Dems need to get serious and start fighting for what they believe in.
Oh well, maybe next time. I just want to live to the day I can be scanned into my nanobot body.