January 2009 as Obama was being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, this is the America he was inheriting after 8 years of Republicans and George W Bush. In fact this is the legacy of 20 years of Republicans running the country from 1980 to 2008.
America involved in two hot unwinnable and illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thousands of Americas brave youth coming come in body bags, Americas media banned from revealing this. Tens of thousands more maimed for life from IED's, hundreds of thousands more psychologically damaged, resulting eventually in 22 American servicemen killing themselves every day, a figure that will push the leading cause of death in Americas military to that by suicide. Hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis killed, a figure that will climb to one million. The civilian killing fields of Iraqi , effectively punishing the victim of a brutal dictatorship, while destroying the total infrastructure of their country and the resulting lawlessness. America treasury also bleeding red, with estimates of 3 thousand billion ( 3 trillion) dollars of unfunded war debt. This while America is caught kidnapping, torturing and disappearing Bush's so called 'enemies list'. Abu Ghraib where Iraqi prisoners are imprisoned by the thousands, brutalized, tortured and murdered on a industrial scale. Not forgetting hundreds of innocents summarily rounded up, tortured , brutalized and imprisoned in GITMO, most for George W bush's political posturing, later to be released, their lives now broken, never charged. The world watching in disbelief and disgust at Americas moral breakdown, reverberations of which will sweep through Americas domestic policing .
Back home in America , Americas housing bubble has burst, the result of right wing insistance of an unregulated market place , this weakness then exploited and manipulated by crooked businessmen, leaving millions of duped Americans in foreclosure, soon millions more families without homes. This destabilizing the American and world economies.
Banks now reeling from the housing sector collapse ,are shaken to their very foundation now bleeding red, which if allowed to continue will usher their collapse and another world wide great depression. This again caused by right wing insistance of an unregulated financial sector, combined with corruption from crooked bankers.
Americas BIG 3 auto makers on the verge of bankruptcy, without government financial aid will see the end of auto manufacturing in America, putting 2 million auto workers and related suppliers out of work.
Wall Street Stock market . now reeling from the above stated, on its knees at 6500, seeing its end.
Americas business sector now afraid in a panic, laying off 750 thousand Americans a month. Americas economy now desperate and circling the drain.
Congress summoned to provide a no strings attached near trillion dollar tax payer funded bail out, at first rejected , but then finally with the threat of Americas total financial collapse forced to sign.
50 million Americans with no health care, resulting on average 35 thousand uninsured citizens a year dying from treatable illness, this while ruthless CEO's of HMO's receiving incomes of a million dollars a week, skimmed from profits extorted from the sick and dying.
Americas debt has now ballooned from 5.5 to 11 trillion in 8 years since George W Bush first took office, which doesn't include 3 trillion in unfunded war debt , deliberately kept of the books, hidden by his regime.
This is only a glimpse of what damage Republican administrations can inflict on America. Vote for TRUMP and the Republicans and its back to the future.