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.


madness of king harper's picture
madness of king... 3 years 40 weeks ago

Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and was part of the attack on America on 911. These Iraqis got what they deserved. Iraqi oil are the spoils of war.

turn_left_@_the _light's picture
turn_left_@_the... 3 years 40 weeks ago

Vote for Hillary and it's BACK to the *status quo*. If you buy now , you WILL pay later. There is no grey area between right and wrong, good and evil. If you have a conscience then NOW is the time to listen to it.

Radical change requires radical thinking. The compromise solution is a game we can't and won't play anymore. It's too late for games. Armed with the truth, we will hit the streets and start the long overdue revolution.

■■ From the Rolling Stones 1968 album "Beggars Banquet" :

"Street Fighting Man"

Ev'rywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy
Cause summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy
But what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band
Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man


Well, then what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's no place for a street fighting man
Hey! Said my name is called disturbance
I'll shout and scream, I'll kill the king, I'll rail at all his servants
Well, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band
Cause in sleepy London town
There's no place for a street fighting man

■■ "Street Fighting Man" - The Rolling Stones

Add comment

Login or register to post comments

Come Cruise with Thom Hartmann in July 2020

Join me for an exciting Bermuda getaway aboard Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary and destination-focused cruise line. Set sail on the reimagined Insignia for 7 nights beginning July 25th 2020. Take advantage of Oceania Cruises’ OLife Choice promotion, where you can choose shore excursions, a beverage package, or onboard credit – Oceania Cruises also includes Wifi! You'll also receive complimentary gratuities, a $50 onboard credit and two exclusive cocktail parties. Did I mention we are planning special onboard events with yours truly? Prices start at $1199.

Reserve your stateroom today by contacting Keene Luxury Travel, and mention the Thom Hartmann Group 800.856.1155

or go to https://www.keeneluxurytravel.com/th-bermuda/default.asp

Trump and His Billionaire Buddies Plot to Destroy Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid

Thom plus logo Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are officially in the crosshairs of the Trump administration, and they intend to go after them this year.