Tuesday, May 02, 2006

6 Years of Republican Control

After enduring almost 6 years of complete Republican control of the United States, let's take a look at the result of one-party domination of our country.

1. Quagmire in Iraq. We are now deep into the quagmire of the War in Iraq, a preemptive war based on lies and manipulated intelligence and then bungled by the ideologues in the Bush Administration who refuse to listen to their generals, some of whom are now leading an unprecedented revolt against Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld. American lives, prestige and dollars are being squandered with no end in sight.
2. Ineffective Energy Policy. The Bush Administration allowed the oil industry to decide energy policy in secret sessions which has now resulted in obscene bonuses for oil executives and record prices for us at the pump. And it’s still business as usual with no steps taken towards developing alternative energy sources.
3. Fiscal Irresponsibility. Republicans are pursuing their "starve the beast" policy of bankrupting the U.S. Treasury. They are criminally mortgaging our children's and grandchildren's future, and have caused the greatest power in the world to become the greatest debtor in the world, owing hundreds of billions of dollars to those who openly want to supersede us in the world both militarily and economically.
4. Political Corruption. Indictments against Republicans who have pleaded guilty to bribery, fraud and lying have revealed a culture of corruption unprecedented in American history.
5. Incompetent Response to National Disaster. Katrina revealed executive incompetence on a massive scale. The next hurricane season is almost upon us and there is talk of a possible pandemic, yet the same ineffective bureaucracy is still in place.
6. Disregard for the Environment. The Bush Administration has dismantled environmental protections by relaxing water quality standards, changing definition of wetlands, ignoring environmental laws and denying for years the threat of global warming.
7. Interference with Constitutional Rights. By shifting power to himself and the executive branch, Pres. Bush has upset our traditional checks and balances provided for in the U.S. Constitution resulting in the erosion of individual choices and personal rights including Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Religion.

By voting in November we can begin the process of removing those who have proven without a doubt that they are not to be trusted with our money or our country.

Kathy

1 Comments:

Blogger Wake Up America Podcast said...

That about sums it up.
Thanks Kathy.
Brian

8:09 AM  

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