Mr. Wolf asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Did Bush want America to become socialist country when he approved bailouts or was he weak & being manipulate?

If you think the bailouts equal socialism and since all of the bailout were approved by George Bush not President Obama. So was George Bush moving this country towards socialism or he was so weak and naive that he let candidate/President elect Obama and the Democrats manipulate him, his administration and other Republicans into the 2008 bailouts.

Which one was it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Bush was as bad of a president as Obama is now. Neither makes the other look good. Both want or wanted higher spending and bigger government. The only difference is what areas they want or wanted it to happen in. I did not vote for Bush the second time BTW.

  • voges
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    3 years ago

    there have been no tax hikes, there have been no new growths of government, there unquestionably became no longer the point of pork that this modern one had. Obama is making an attempt to create a central authority controlled economic device that cannot be sustained. yet, in case you remember, the republicans did no longer stand at the back of Bush on the Bailout he did approve the two.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I m goin to compare this to canada. I ve lived in that country for about 30 years. And in the time that i have lived there, there hasn't been bailouts like there are here in the us. If that isn't more socialistic, i dont know what is.

  • 1 decade ago

    Just proves Bush and Obama are bought off by the same interests. Besides, the Federal Reserve is in fact a form of economic planning, via interest rate fixing. In a free market, the free market would determine the interest rate, not Bernanke.

    - libertarian

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bush was never in charge. He did what his handlers told him. Cheney was the real President in the first eight years of the new Century. Bush was just an empty cowboy hat and a folksy accent.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Obama = Socialism not bailouts

    Source(s): BTW we have been inching towards socialism since 1969
  • 1 decade ago

    Democrats have controlled Congress since 2007, so any bailout since then has passed with their approval. Just saying that there is another side to the coin.

  • 1 decade ago

    Cons are so funny. The truth is hard to take isn't cons.And don't try to blame congress GWB and his economic advisers were on their hands and knees begging for it.And of coarse the great decider could have easily veto it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bush's TARP I did not involve expropriating business enterprises.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You will now get a slew of responses saying Bush wasn't a republican. LOL

    Yet they voted for him.........TWICE!

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