Bush Counterattacks Over Struggling Economy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - President Bush on Thursday launched a vigorous defense of his economic policies, firing back at Democrats who say his tax cuts failed to spur job growth and have bloated the budget deficit.
Without mentioning anyone by name, Bush criticized those -- such as Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean -- who have said they would roll back his tax cuts. His comments offered a glimpse of how he plans to deal with attacks on his economic record during the 2004 re-election campaign.
"It's nobody's fault," Bush told CNBC in an interview when pressed about the record deficit….
Bush blamed the economy's woes on a sharp fall in stocks, the impact of the Sept. 11 attacks and a series of corporate scandals that damaged confidence.
It’s “nobody’s fault,” but due to Bush’s pitiful leadership and misjudgments, the “impact of Sept. 11 attacks” includes an unnecessary war which is proving to be a bottomless pit financially. And don’t forget the news networks who scared folks last year with that “March to War” nonsense. And he can’t help it that he introduced tax cuts for his wealthy friends that further drained federal coffers. Get the feeling he said, “It’s nobody’s fault” a lot when he was growing up?—Which in his case took at least 40 years.