|Bush's tax reforms are designed to benefit two-income families with a combined income of about $70,000 to $100,000......I don't know if people consider those people to be rich. You can barely live on $100,000 a year in the coastal areas, especially if you need to send more than two kids to college.|
I'd like to see who the healthcare reforms are helping, as well, because I still don't qualify for any kind of help. They (the government) would rather see me go to the emergency room and not be able to pay for it, then to help me out a little. Or lay on the floor and die. Haven't decided which yet. We seem to fall in the category of "well off enough to not qualify, but not well off enough to actually be able to pay for healthcare."
As far as Bush goes, not only did I not vote for him, I voted AGAINST him. I'm not sure Kerry would have done a much better job (I really didn't like him and I hope like heck John Edwards gets the nomination in '08) but I'd sleep better at night knowing he wasn't plotting another war. And when gas prices top $3 a gallon and the President with his hands in the oil money says "Drive less," well any shred of respect I may have still had for him was GONE at that point. I don't have much respect for someone when my gas bill JUST to drive to work has doubled, to $40 a week, and he says Drive less. I was only driving to work and hitting the grocery store on my way home, how much less could I drive?
Also, it's been reported (not sure the validity of it but it bears mentioning) that people in other countries, especially thier leaders, feel that Bush is an idiot, not educated, etc. I know he's educated, but he doesn't sound like it. I don't know how you can manage to sound so poorly educated when you have an education and a professional speech writer, but somehow he does it. I don't feel comforted at all when he speaks about global issues, the wars, etc. Because I don't trust him and I don't feel that he knows what he's doing.
I fully stand behind the description of "miserable failure" on this one.