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presidents approval rating below 40%


due to his handling of the iraq policy,economic moves, gasoline prices and the response to hurricane katrina president bush approval rating is below 40 percent.the public's view of the nation's direction has grown increasingly negative as well,with nearly two thirds now saying the country is heading down the wrong track.

Entry #9


Comment by Rip Snorter - September 10, 2005, 9:55 am
Unlucky man, this prez. Circumstances a lot of others would have gotten away with in different times and places caught up with him. Unlucky for the man, unlucky for the nation. He didn't have to make catastrophic mistakes ..... just the usual ones with a bit of makeup, eyeshadow and false eyelashes. But he didn't recognize it was time to change tables, change games, or just get up and leave. Disaster for a gambler, and disaster for a prez.

As Harry Truman was fond of remarking, "The buck stops here."

If I were a bookie I'd bet the approval rating hasn't yet begun to plummet compared to the next several months. The man wanted a job, he got it, and not often, but occasionally that job goes sour for a prez. The reason he's paid so well and has such a good retirement system is because it's a risky business, running a country, trying to be king instead of just a president.

Presidents are allowed to make mistakes. Kings hang upside down from lamp posts or live the remainder of their lives in infamy when they fail.

LOTTOMIKEComment by LOTTOMIKE - September 10, 2005, 10:03 am
the good thing is jack each president can only have two terms.thank goodness for 2008......
Comment by lchoro - September 10, 2005, 11:44 am
the middle class is being squeezed by lower wages and higher inflation. the policy of using immigration and offshoring to restrain wages in the US has worked well, while on the other hand higher costs for gas, food, and shelter are reducing the amount of take-home pay for discretionary purchases. the latest government report showed the national savings rate is -0.6 percent.   the personal income figure includes the increase in housing prices and retirement accounts so we're starting to see that the public is borrowing heavily against their assets to maintain their standard of living. policies of the current administration and the central bank sought to inflate asset values in the wake of 9/11 and iraq to bolster consumer confidence and to allow the consumer to use their home equity like an ATM machine.

we've refinanced our home in 2003 to take advantage of the low interest rates. we saved 125 dollars a month in interest payments, but the increase in property taxes and insurance have added 200 dollars to our monthly payment.    given the run-up in the past year, our monthly payment is certain to increase again. for those who purchased homes using the teaser-rate loans of 1 percent or used the other exotic negative amortization loans, there will be a massive sticker shock in the next 1 to 3 years when the interest rate adjustment comes. monthly payments in some cases will rise as much as 50 percent.

LOTTOMIKEComment by LOTTOMIKE - September 10, 2005, 12:26 pm
i am one of those being squeezed.its getting rough.
TenajComment by Tenaj - September 10, 2005, 1:29 pm
The sad thing about him getting elected (again) is that people had so much hatred and fear of gay people that they voted for him on that issue alone.     

I know someone who have a mortgage, no job, no unemployment benefits, cars being snatched back, pregnant, electricity turned off, at the crisis center to get food and they voted for Bush because of the gay issue.   

So really it's not his fault. It's the ignorant people's fault who fall for the same old moral issues election after election. Politicians don't have morals.

It's time for us to take accountability for our country and quit blaming the president and politicians. You can't blame the fox when you let him in the hen house.
LOTTOMIKEComment by LOTTOMIKE - September 10, 2005, 8:13 pm
you got that right tenaj.that was a silly reason a vote is an important thing not to be taken lightly......
LOTTOMIKEComment by LOTTOMIKE - September 10, 2005, 8:16 pm
they say rudy guiliani is suppose to run in '08.i don't know if its true or not its just something i heard.

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