Could someone tell me what Bush is smoking?
One of the big reasons why Bush's approval rating is so poor is due to his big government domestic programs. The partisan democrats never liked him ever since Gore lost in 2000. They would never accept him. Much of the base was always weary about him, but voted for him due to his opponents. I was in that camp.
This last plan makes me wonder if I really voted for a moderate democrat.
First off, the energy plan is a disaster for this state. The LAST think our auto industry needs is a bunch of pencil pushers in Washington putting more red tape and more restrictions on them. While I agree that there is need for alternative energy, government picking winners and losers is the wrong way to go. Excuse the language, but this plan doesn't do jackshit toward supporting alternative energy. All this will do is cut more jobs in Michigan, close more plants, and turn this state into a ghost town. Government needs to get out of the way.
Secondly, the health care plan is a tax increase. Period, end of story. It's read my lips all over again.
If the Republicans want to avoid a complete disaster in 2008, they need to nominate a small government conservative and run hard and long away from this trash that Mr. Bush is pushing. I'll be happy to see him retire in two years.