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Republicans still in denial over damage Bush inflicted on U.S. The Oct. 18 letter from Ken Glindmyer berating another writer for her views on the Republican Party taking America in the wrong direction is just another denial of the facts. Mr. Glindmyer dismisses the fact that President George W. Bush is the main cause for our national debt. America has been saddled with trillions of dollars of debt from the war in Iraq because of ...


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jjhehir
October 23, 2013
12:14 a.m.

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The speed in Old Niskayuna is much too high; 25 MPH throughout Old Niskayuna would be appropriate. In front of the Co-op, it should be 20 MPH. The police could do a much better job of enforcing existing speed limits in Old Niskayuna also.

janesjoys
October 23, 2013
3:47 a.m.

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Thank you Mr. Guido

wmarincic
October 23, 2013
6:28 a.m.

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Gary Guido, Bush spent 4.8 trillion in two full terms according to liberal CBS http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-5...
Obama has the debt up 6 trillion in five and a half years and Obamacare is not even implemented yet. Put down the Kool Aid. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-5757...

wmarincic
October 23, 2013
6:56 a.m.

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You people are so funny, "IT'S BUSHS FAULT' yet in half the time Obama has raised the debt almost 1.5 times higher than Bush. I guess the old adage is true, if you tell a lie enough times people start to believe it. Just for the record, I bashed Bush when he was wasting billions of dollars too, I bashed him on the illegal aliens and I bashed him on Afghanistan. Iraq, we had to go and I had son there on the front lines. These representatives have been in power too long. We need term limits and people that will represent the American people and not their campaign donors, that goes for both parties.

Will1960
October 23, 2013
7:58 a.m.

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@wmarincic

While it's pointless to blame Bush now for Obama's handling of the WH. You can't be comfortable with the legacy Bush left behind for Republicans. The country's desire to re-elect Obama even after his dismal first term speaks to the damage Bush caused the GOP when he left office. Right now the public's sentiments appear to continue to favor electing Democrats, despite a lagging economy, a chaotic management of Obama'a government run health care and a weaken US role in our foreign policy.
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Bush won't be absolved from his performance as POTUS until the GOP reclaim the WH. He deserves a lot of credit for keeping democrats in power, even as they fail miserably at governing. Bush shouldn't be blamed for the current problems plaguing the US, just destroying the GOP.

wmarincic
October 23, 2013
12:23 p.m.

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Finally Will, something we can agree on. See that didn't hurt.

Toid
October 23, 2013
1:18 p.m.

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wmarinic -
just to clarify - "spending" and "debt" are not the same thing. Your post references "spending", but the link you provided has a graph of "national debt". They are both important numbers, but if you are going to put yourself out there as an authority, it's important you understand the difference. Debt is a result of both revenue and spending. As you recall there was a big recession starting in Sept. 2008 - and I am not going to blame Bush - because this is not intended to be political - it's just the facts - a large recession happened at the tail end of Bush's presidency that lingered into the new president's term. When the economy shrinks - government revenues go down and it thereby increases the debt even if spending goes down. I'm not trying to be pro-Obama or anti-Bush - we just need to start with the same set of basic facts. Obama was sworn in in January 2009 - so the first federal budget (spending) he could really effect was 2010. Below is a link to a federal "spending" graph. Spending is actually down every year since 2009 - Bush's last budget - and it is forecasted to continue to go down for the remainder of O'Bama's 2nd term. If you want to talk about revenues being down (increase in the natioanl debt) - that is another whole issue and probably a bit more complex than soley blaming either Bush or O'Bama. I hope in the future you more carefully choose your words.

http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/spen...

wmarincic
October 23, 2013
7:12 p.m.

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Toid, correct spending and debt are two different things. I stand corrected, Obama raised the National debt 1.2 time higher than bush and Obama did it in five years. Also, Obama has never put forth a budget, not even when he had a democrat House and Senate. Hmmmm, I wonder why.

Phils2008
October 23, 2013
7:41 p.m.

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GuiDo, does Obama have any responsibility for the debt he's rolled up? Any at all? Did Clinton have any responsibility for Bin Laden? Any at all? Did Cuomo, Dodd, Frank and Durbin have any responsibility for the housing bubble? Any at all? It seems the denial lies with Liberals who deny any responsibility for anything they do. Would you like to deny the fact that Clinton had ample opportunities to get Bib Laden? Would you like to deny that had he taken him when he was offered, Bush would never have had to go to war? Go ahead and deny which party started the forcing of loans to those who couldn't possibly pay them. Why dont you deny that Obama crapped away trillions to his buddies and rolled up more debt then all other Presidents combined. Blaming Bush is all you have. Maybe you and Toid can reflect on the dot com bubble that Clinton handed to Bush and the recession that followed. I dont recall the constant droning of its Clintons fault. No Bush just handled it and minimized it. Who are the true deniers?

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