After a tied 50-50 vote, Vice-President Dick Cheney cast the deciding aye to move the Bush The Rise, Fall & Future of Conservatism, which aired on Fox News this weekend, Cheney brags about how his vote was the culmination of a 30 year push to put supply-side economic theory into practice:
I became a believer. If you fast-forward, in 2003, where we cut the capital gains rate, the rate on interest, did the across-the-board cuts in the income tax, and passed by a single vote. My vote
First, following the Bush tax cuts, the country “registered the weakest jobs and income growth in the post-war period”:
Overall monthly job growth was the worst of any cycle since at least February 1945, and household income growth was negative for the first cycle since tracking began in 1967. Women reversed employment gains of previous cycles. And for African Americans, the worst job growth on record was matched by an unprecedented increase in poverty
Only Dick would be so proud of being such a . . . dick.
Yep, I said it.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:44 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by Gal51 at 8:41 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
It is clear that you can't start a war and cut taxes at the same time. A war which they chose to start, that was not a necessity. That was the first time in history we went to war without a tax to pay for it. He did both waged war and cut taxes, both something they created. It's obvious to everyone why we are in such debt.
Answer by mommom2000 at 10:34 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:55 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 10:28 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
I'm in the process of reading Bush's book on Kindle- Even Bush alludes to Cheney's undermining and at at times controlling, inappropriate behavior and decision making skills. Cheney was (and may still be) a hot- headed ready-shoot-aim individual.
Answer by Sisteract at 10:48 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 11:33 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:04 AM on Nov. 30, 2010