Your GOP

Here are some facts I found. The following are the results from a GOP controlled government. You know the GOP. The folks that stand for low taxes, smaller government, balanced budgets. Yeah, that GOP. The folks that brought you the "Contract for America" where they presented:

1. THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: A balanced budget/tax limitation amendment and a legislative line-item veto to restore fiscal responsibility to an out- of-control Congress, requiring them to live under the same budget constraints as families and businesses

This is what they ran on and all they needed was some power to bring fiscal responsibility back to Washington. Well, they've had 6 years of total control and let's see what we have:

- Regean vetoed a transportaion bill that had over 140 "pork" projects in it.

- Bush passed a transportation bill with over 3000 "pork" projects.

- 88% of American families saved less than $100 on the Bush tax plan.

- A $5.6 trillion surplus for the end of the decade was projected in 2001. Today the national debt is $8.5 trillion.

- The largest expansion of government spending took place under the Bush/GOP government.

- Poverty levels decreased every year under Clinton and has increased every year under Bush.

- When bush came into office the US had $20 trillion of unfunded fiscal commitments. Today it is around $45 trillion.

- the most recent data from the Census Bureau show that the average income for middle-class households has dropped by $1,525 since its peak in 2000

- Employee pay lowest share of GDP since 1947, when government started tracking data. Corporate profits highest share of GDP since the 1960s.

Wow, just imagine what they could do with another 6 years.


3 Responses to Your GOP

  1. Little Miss Chatterbox Says:
    And from what objective source are these "facts" from?
  2. The Best [ Ghostface ] Says:
    Good facts Jay (James) very good facts I often call you JAY I hope that's OKAY by the way. So remebr if I stop writing james in parentheses and write Jay only know that I am always talking too you james (jay) if it's alright.

    Conservatives got all three branches of the government and look at what they have done with it.

    By Chance
  3. Diane S. Says:
    One shutters to think (what they could do with four more years).