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Bush Warns of Threats to Freedom, Economic Growth
Washington Times ^ | 11-13-09 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 11/13/2009 7:19:25 AM PST by thouworm

Former President George W. Bush, outlining plans for a new public policy institute, on Thursday said America must fight the temptation to allow the federal government to take control of the private sector, declaring that too much government intervention will squelch economic recovery and expansion.

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In his speech, which set out his goals for a new policy institute focused on economic growth, education, human freedom and global health, Mr. Bush said he entered politics because "because I saw society drifting away from the values at the heart of the American Dream."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anotherfrbdsthread; bds; bdsisaliveandwell; bdslives; bdsreignsupreme; bush; economy; georgewbush; gwbush; presidentbush; presidentgeorgewbush; socialism
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1 posted on 11/13/2009 7:19:26 AM PST by thouworm
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To: thouworm

A Year Late and a Trillion Dollars short.

Now go away... quite frankly, you started this mess !


2 posted on 11/13/2009 7:22:49 AM PST by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: thouworm

GWB is a mite late on this assertion, isn’t he?

I seem to recall that he started the ball rolling last fall.

Medicare Part D was no trip to Paris either.

Nice try, Mr. President.

But, at least he had the guts to kill people who wanted to kill us. And for that I thank him.


3 posted on 11/13/2009 7:23:16 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: thouworm

Talk about calling the kettle black. Let’s see:

1: Pushed continued deterioration of underwriting standards to expand home ownership.
2: Prescription Drug Plan
3: Bail outs including GM and Chrysler


4 posted on 11/13/2009 7:24:51 AM PST by C19fan
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To: thouworm

Bush: I had to destroy Capitalism to save Capitalism


5 posted on 11/13/2009 7:25:46 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: RexBeach
Let's not forget McCain-Feingold. You know the bill he signed 'hoping' SCOTUS would over turn it.

L

6 posted on 11/13/2009 7:26:34 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: 4rcane

I mean really, this is quite unbelievable... just unbelievable.


7 posted on 11/13/2009 7:26:53 AM PST by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: C19fan

4. Tariff on Steel


8 posted on 11/13/2009 7:26:55 AM PST by DManA
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Bush lost his moral authority when he supported the bank baiout and using the same tarp that was authorized for banks only to bailout gm (car company), which seem illegal to me


9 posted on 11/13/2009 7:27:46 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: thouworm

George W. Bush is the Blowhard who nationalized Chrysler and GM.

You can kiss those $$$ Billions good-bye.

Big Winner: United Auto Workers Union.


10 posted on 11/13/2009 7:29:44 AM PST by DavidAccord
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To: 4rcane

As opposed to BHO, a socialist totalitarian state was never Bush’s goal. I’d rather see him speak up late, than not at all. At this point, silence is complicity.


11 posted on 11/13/2009 7:32:44 AM PST by thouworm
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To: thouworm

I miss the Bush economy when unemployment was %5.


12 posted on 11/13/2009 7:33:11 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: thouworm

Agree with most of the posts here. Let’s hope we all done with anyone named Bush for national office.


13 posted on 11/13/2009 7:34:39 AM PST by antonico
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To: 4rcane

Bush had a good heart, but a weak backbone at the end of his term. On the other hand, Obarfma has a black heart (not a racial comment!) and a gelatenous spine that requires daily injections of pablum and effluent to maintain acceptable appearance of posture.

There is a wide gulf separating 0 from W.


14 posted on 11/13/2009 7:36:03 AM PST by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: thouworm
"America must fight the temptation to allow the federal government to take control of the private sector,"
These words coming from the moron who started this bailout crap!!!!!
15 posted on 11/13/2009 7:36:03 AM PST by joe fonebone (I am racist, hear me roar....I don't give a crap anymore....)
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To: thouworm

a socialist totalitarian state was never Bush’s goal

_____ _________ ________

I disagree. The Bushes have always been of the “one-world-government” mind.


16 posted on 11/13/2009 7:37:33 AM PST by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: thouworm
I’d rather see him speak up late, than not at all. At this point, silence is complicity.

If there's anything we've learned over the past 20 years, "speaking up" is not in a Bush's DNA.

Dubya, I voted for you twice, but please...just...go...away.

17 posted on 11/13/2009 7:37:56 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: thouworm
"I believe in the power of the free enterprise system"

lol
18 posted on 11/13/2009 7:39:22 AM PST by mysterio
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To: thouworm

Mr. Bush did not cite his successor by name, but many of his warnings seemed directed at policies Mr. Obama has embraced.
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Without a doubt — but George, you had TWO TERMS WITH TWO CONGRESSIONAL MAJORITIES where you could have put the Marxist liberals out of business. You did NOTHING. YOU DID NOT FIGHT.

You had your chance and you let America down. A bit late now to be philosophizing about what you SHOULD HAVE DONE.


19 posted on 11/13/2009 7:41:52 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Reagan69

I’d like to see what else he is going to say. Is this a one-time speech to open his policy institute, or the opening salvo? And will it encourage other “silent” conservatives and Repubs to speak up.


20 posted on 11/13/2009 7:43:04 AM PST by thouworm
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To: thouworm

I will agree with you - Bush made mistakes in his last term, especially the last year of it. But the cause of all of the economic mess stands firmly upon the shoulders of the Democratically controlled congress, who, by the way is responsible for the economic decline in the first place (no one has mentioned that it was the last two years of Bush’s presidency when the economy went into a free-fall - and, what happened during those last two years?)

It’s really unsettling to see people on FR behaving just like carbon copies of the democrats when they start eating their own.


21 posted on 11/13/2009 7:46:59 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: C19fan

Yep. He’s not sinless himself, that’s for sure.


22 posted on 11/13/2009 7:50:39 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Major Hasan: The kind of American "clinging bitterly to religion and guns" FBI/DHS WON'T go after!)
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To: DavidAccord
...who nationalized Chrysler and GM.

No, that would be the "blowhard" illegitimate islamofascist communist currently soiling the People's House.

READ and LEARN!

President Bush authorized $13.4 billion in federal loans, not nationalization.

The loans are for three years, but the money will have to be repaid in full within 30 days if the firms do not show themselves to be viable by March 31.

For additional info:
List of government bailouts in past century

23 posted on 11/13/2009 7:51:35 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: thouworm

Obama takes control of the private sector,Insurance,banks,GM....


24 posted on 11/13/2009 7:53:17 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Night Hides Not

I also voted for Pres. Bush twice and he lost me when he did not build fence and send National Guard to border of USA! Nor did he go after employer of illegals if he had they would most went home on there own and Law & Military could have gone after rest. Problem solved pure and simple!


25 posted on 11/13/2009 7:54:00 AM PST by ducks1944 (GOD Bless the USA .)
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To: SoldierDad; TheFreedomPoster

One of the reasons I’m hoping it could be an opening salvo:

GOV. RICK PERRY OF TEXAS TELLS IT LIKE IT IS.....”OBAMA HELL-BENT ON SOCIALISM”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2385084/posts


26 posted on 11/13/2009 7:55:33 AM PST by thouworm
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To: thouworm

W did his part for the economy by retiring. Too bad he was replaced by someone just as bad.


27 posted on 11/13/2009 7:55:42 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: SoldierDad

Thank you and God bless you for those words. We need to hear that. May God continually bless you, you son and your twin grandsons.


28 posted on 11/13/2009 7:57:39 AM PST by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus Saves)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Illegals have broke California And USA and if we was told truth if illegals was sent home our country would not be in as bad shape. If you look at welfare, schools, health care and jobless it all goes back to illegals. Illegals have broke our country and US Congress and President Bush, President Obama and those before them all help illegals take over USA! And we a US Citizens need make sure it stopped and quickly or we will not have a USA as we know it. Our kids grand kids will not have a free country so stand up one all in USA!
29 posted on 11/13/2009 8:02:44 AM PST by ducks1944 (GOD Bless the USA .)
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To: Moonman62; Just A Nobody

“replaced by someone just as bad.”

just as bad??? That’s what BHO and the Dems hope you think...

politics as usual... it’s just our turn.

No, what is happening is an altogether different ideology on an altogether different scale never seen before in America.

It is the purposeful destruction of America and its Constitution.


30 posted on 11/13/2009 8:05:50 AM PST by thouworm
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To: EagleUSA
you had TWO TERMS years WITH TWO CONGRESSIONAL MAJORITIES where you could have put the Marxist liberals out of business.

2005 and 2006 were the only years there was a majority in both houses of CONgress...that is if you consider 55 SINators a republican majority when 5 of them are known members of the
Republican Main Street Partnership.
[Arlene Sphincter and Norm Coleman were the other two at the time.]

There were also more than 42 House members on the roster, which outweighed the so-called 30 member majority there.

You did NOTHING. YOU DID NOT FIGHT.

He needed CONgre$$ to do SOMETHING. He needed CONgre$$ to help with the FIGHT! He was no Obama...circumventing CONgre$$.

31 posted on 11/13/2009 8:08:49 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: thouworm

President Bush was “head and shoulders” above almost all of the Democrats and most of the Republicans yet many on this board stand in line to vilify him.

He has been gone less than a year, has things improved (seems to have gotten much worse), is there a Republican standing taller than he did... I don’t see one.
Many The Gov. Palin will be the one to “stand above” other Republicans but I don’t see it yet, maybe in two years when the politicking really starts.


32 posted on 11/13/2009 8:10:15 AM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: SoldierDad
It’s really unsettling to see people on FR behaving just like carbon copies of the democrats when they start eating their own.

They have it down to a science with their own ping lists and everything.

If you think this thread is bad -- Check this one out!

33 posted on 11/13/2009 8:12:27 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: joe fonebone
These words coming from the moron who started this bailout crap!!!!!

Absolutely!!!!! It would have been far better to allow the entire economy of the US to collapse and w/in 24 hours usher in the collapse of the world economy.

34 posted on 11/13/2009 8:17:25 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: thouworm

Another Bush "Read My Lips" legacy moment. A nice, compassionate christian Texas businessman more suited for running the local chapter of The Chamber of Commerce while promoting illegal day laborers and Saudis with large bank accounts.

35 posted on 11/13/2009 8:20:03 AM PST by TADSLOS (Prayers to our Fort Hood Soldiers and Families)
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To: Just A Nobody

Like George W. Bush didn’t know in December what Obama would do in February. . . . sure.

The sooner conservatives disassociate themselves from GWB , the better for everyone involved.

The worst thing about Bush was the appointments he made . . I am thinking of Hank Paulson and SEC Chairman Chris Cox.

Those two spent way too much time on the golf course while the economy imploded, which resulted in Obama being elected, unfortunately.


36 posted on 11/13/2009 8:20:10 AM PST by DavidAccord
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To: SoldierDad
It’s really unsettling to see people on FR behaving just like carbon copies of the democrats when they start eating their own.

I understand your point, but he barely lifted a finger his last two years in office...except for the surge. Right or wrong, the President will always get the lions share of blame when it comes to the economy.

McCain ran an awful campaign, and that's why we got Obama.

37 posted on 11/13/2009 8:20:45 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Just A Nobody

Wow; thanks for linking that thread. How long are they going to keep fighting the last war? We need all the reinforcements we can muster for THIS present war.

I will just repeat on the difference between Bush & BHO-—between the Bush adm and the BHO adm:

What is happening [now] is an altogether different ideology on an altogether different scale never seen before in America.

It is the purposeful destruction of America and its Constitution.


38 posted on 11/13/2009 8:20:57 AM PST by thouworm
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To: Moonman62
W did his part for the economy by retiring. Too bad he was replaced by someone just as bad.

OMG! You actually think the islamofascist, foreign-born, communist bassturd in the White Hut is AS BAD as President George W. Bush?!?! Stunning!

39 posted on 11/13/2009 8:22:16 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: thouworm

What an awesome leader.


40 posted on 11/13/2009 8:22:19 AM PST by lonestar67 ("I love my country a lot more than I love politics," President George W. Bush)
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To: DavidAccord

My parents held lots of GM bonds, all can now be flushed down the nearest toilet...thanks GW and Obama!


41 posted on 11/13/2009 8:23:25 AM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: SoldierDad

But the cause of all of the economic mess stands firmly upon the shoulders of the Democratically controlled congress, who, by the way is responsible for the economic decline in the first place (no one has mentioned that it was the last two years of Bush’s presidency when the economy went into a free-fall - and, what happened during those last two years?)

And what did GWB ever veto coming out of the Dem-controlled Congress during his last two years?

He shares the blame.

42 posted on 11/13/2009 8:23:25 AM PST by kevao (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: kevao
And what did GWB ever veto coming out of the Dem-controlled Congress during his last two years? He shares the blame.

Not to mention mishandling the mid-term elections as the titular head of the party that placed the democrats in control to begin with.

43 posted on 11/13/2009 8:26:04 AM PST by TADSLOS (Prayers to our Fort Hood Soldiers and Families)
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To: thouworm
Former President George W. Bush, outlining plans for a new public policy institute, on Thursday said America must fight the temptation to allow the federal government to take control of the private sector, declaring that too much government intervention will squelch economic recovery and expansion.

Hmmmmm let's just meander down a few memory lane recollections just for kicks, you dumb pandering capitulating socialist-lite doofus GW Bush!!!

-- No Child Left Behind...written by your close friend, fatso demoRAT socialist Ted Kennedy

-- Trillion dollar prescription drug plan "reform"

-- Sept 2008 $285 billion bailout of AIG / Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac, thereby letting Bwraney Fwrank & Christopher Dodd & the soundrel demoRAT pigs like Franklin Raines at Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac off the hook and free from any investigations into their corrupt shady business practices

-- Oct 2008 massive $840 billion TARP bailout & boondoggle, thereby sealing the election for the commie pig 0bozo and ensuring that 0bozo would go into his reign of terror with most of that TARP money intact for his own partisan selective use of it.

-- Plus setting the stage for 0bozo's omnibus spending bill of $410 billion, the Crysler & GM takeover & bailouts, the Porkulus anti-economic recovery bill of $787 billion, the Crap & Tax bill of $900 billion and the health care debacle bill of $1.2 Trillion

.
. Yah, great resume there GW Bush!!! After setting the stage for the destruction & gutting of our country that was largely done under YOUR 8 years of socialist welfare nanny state spending & policies and ensuring that 0bozo would be elected to finish the Zimbabwe destruction of our country, NOW you speak up over too much government intervention.

Too little & too late, you dumb doofus GW Bush
.

44 posted on 11/13/2009 8:28:54 AM PST by rcrngroup
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To: thouworm
No, what is happening is an altogether different ideology on an altogether different scale never seen before in America.

You can say that again!!!

45 posted on 11/13/2009 8:29:17 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Peter Horry
...yet many on this board stand in line to vilify him.

Exactly! The end justifies the means in their minds. Hope they are all happy with the commie in charge now.

BTW, which demonRATS was he not "head and shoulders" above?

46 posted on 11/13/2009 8:34:02 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: DavidAccord
The sooner conservatives disassociate themselves from GWB , the better for everyone involved.

Ummmm, alrighty then. Thanks for making your position crystal clear.

47 posted on 11/13/2009 8:36:18 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: kevao; TADSLOS; rcrngroup; Just A Nobody

Bush isn’t planning on running for president again. You’re fighting the last war. Why?

Nothing pleases BHO more than to see you expend your energies and verbal powers of reasoning on bashing Bush for the state of the union.

Come out of the cave; a lot has happened in the last 10 months.


48 posted on 11/13/2009 8:38:10 AM PST by thouworm
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To: thouworm
We need all the reinforcements we can muster for THIS present war.

You are right...but the hatred for GWB takes precedence.

It is the purposeful destruction of America and its Constitution.

Yes it is, and that point needs to be made often, but it is far more important to bash Bush!

49 posted on 11/13/2009 8:40:45 AM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Just A Nobody

Bush’s two big domestic “initiatives”

No Child Left Behind (betrayed school choice and sold out to the Public School Teachers Unions)

Free Pharmaceuticals for Seniors (unpaid for, just put it on the federal tab)

McCain-Feingold Campaign “reform”

Attacking Iraq instead of Iran. How did the Weapons of Mass Destruction work out? Iran was the major beneficiary of a thankless war in Iraq. The Iraqis despise Americans. Still looking for a George W. Bush statue in Baghdad.

George Bush mountain bikes while Wall Street burns.


50 posted on 11/13/2009 8:41:21 AM PST by DavidAccord
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