Americans give George W. Bush too much credit.
You hear people whine about the economy and they blame Bush, they whine about the war, they blame Bush, they whine about gas and again it's George Bush's fault. Are Americans so simple minded that they truly believe one man holds so much power?
The Housing Crisis-
I know George W made you buy a house you couldn't afford. He told you that you deserved a lavish lifestyle despite making a mediocre wage. He came to you with an interest only loans, shady lending practices, told you not to think about your future, forget the fine print and sign on the dotted line. This housing crisis has everything to do with good old fashioned American greed and nothing to do with George W.
The Alleged Economic Crisis-
By abolishing savings accounts and forcing Americans to use credit cards George and the government should be held accountable for your personal debt. Bush tells women that spending $30 every other week on their nails is a necessity and a flat screen tv with an x-box is a basic human right. Strangely Americans are responsible for their own economic stability- not the president.
George W. Bush does not control how you spend your money.
The War in Iraq-
George single handedly went to Iraq lived under cover, gathered the necessary intelligence and then used hypnosis on congress so they would vote for the war which has made his life so simple. Because Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush have a great relationship built on trust she implicitly believed everything he said about Iraq and was mislead by this republican who's every word she believes with out evidence.
There is more than one man who put America into Iraq- I agree this war is a colossal waste of money- but to give Bush all of the credit? You're too generous.
The Price of Gas-
George W. Bush does not sit on Congressional committees or subcommittees. He does not allocate funds. He does not determine where our fuel R&D dollars go. He does not decide who gets subsidies. But still- I'm sure diesel costing $4.50 a gallon is all his fault.
People need an scapegoat - it's easier than thinking. Blame everything on Bush rather than taking responsibility for your own actions and taking the time to research the web of politicians that are making poor economic decisions. One man is not so powerful.
Forget blaming George W. Bush for all of our issues- it makes much more sense to blame Canada.