Note to all future Presidents: If you begin your team as president with a surplus, don’t push dumb policies, like a trillion dollars in tax cuts for very rich people while fighting two wars costing another 2 trillion dollars.
Don’t start programs like Medicaid part D, designed to put hundreds of billions of tax payers dollars into the pockets of insurance companies, while those companies provide mediocre services to their policy holders. And it would help if you don’t have an IQ of 2, while having the name George W. Bush.
And if you insist on doing the things mentioned above, someone in the middle east might try to introduce a pair of Reebok to your face. But most importantly, the American people will notice and rightly put the blame where it belongs – squarely on your shoulders.
A majority of Americans believe that former President George W. Bush is more responsible than President Obama for the current economic problems in the country, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Fifty-four percent of respondents said that Bush was more to blame while 29 percent put the blame on Obama; 9 percent said both men deserved blame while 6 percent said neither did. Among registered voters, the numbers are almost identical; 54 percent blame Bush, while 30 percent blame Obama.
Independents, widely considered the most critical voting bloc this fall, continue to blame Bush far more than Obama for the economic troubles. Fifty-seven percent of unaffiliated voters put the blame on the former Republican president, while 25 percent believe the blame rests more with Obama.
Heck, even one in five Republicans say Bush is more responsible than Obama for the state of the economy!