Act Now! Now! Now!
How nice to hear GW tell us that we have to act now! now! now! or we’re doomed.
He gave us that same line in 2001 with respect to tax cuts. He got his tax cuts, the economy tanked, and our surplus died.
He gave us the same line in 2002 and 2003 with respect to Iraq. He got his war, Iran got a new ally next door, and we ended up not finding WMDs but did get one heck of a bill… which is still growing. (Wasn’t this enterprise going to pay for itself?)
He gave us the same line early this year with a new round of tax rebates. Again, things went downhill from there… at great cost.
There do seem to be an awful lot of emergencies on GW’s watch, don’t there? And his solutions don’t really turn out as advertised, do they? We’ve had almost eight full years of this nonsense. Let’s call the President’s bluff and not act now! now! now! If he’s as wrong about what doomed looks like as he has been so far about the benefits of getting us to act now! now! now! things are going to go very well for once.