Gore: Bush administration has lied to Americans about nation

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Gore: Bush administration has lied to Americans about nation's economy
Sat Jul 20, 8:48 PM ET

By BILL POOVEY, Associated Press Writer

MORRISON, Tenn. - Former presidential candidate Al Gore ( news - web sites) accused the Bush administration Saturday of lying to Americans about the nation's economy.

At a campaign event for a congressional candidate, Gore told Democrats that electing Lincoln Davis could be the difference in continuing the Bush administration's economic policies.

The Bush administration has "lied about the future liabilities they have put on our shoulders as taxpayers," Gore said.

The former vice president prompted a cheer when he said: "I don't care what anybody says. I think Bill Clinton and I did a damn good job."

The recent spate of corporate corruption cases reflects the administration's policies and its appointees, who are supposed to police big business, Gore said.

He compared the administration's handling of the economy to business decisions that led to the collapse of Enron, saying Bush is creating a huge deficit.

"It's going to lead to bigger deficits than when the first Bush was there," Gore said.

He said the administration should "completely scrap its economic plan and its team on Monday ... start over from scratch and start rebuilding this economy."

White House spokeswoman Anne Womack said Saturday that the economy was fundamentally strong and that Bush has additional proposals before Congress to strengthen corporate accountability and promote trade.

"President Bush ( news - web sites)'s tax cut came at just the right time to restore economic growth," Womack said. "Congress needs to act on his proposals as soon as possible to keep America's economy growing."

Gore, who says he is undecided about another presidential race in 2004, endorsed Davis in the Aug. 1 Democratic primary for the 4th Congressional District.

Former aerospace company owner Fran Marcum is also seeking the Democratic nomination. Former Safety Commissioner Mike Greene and Tullahoma alderman Janice Bowling are seeking the Republican nomination.

Incumbent Rep. Van Hilleary ( news, bio, voting record), a Republican, is instead running for governor.

The rural district stretches from Alabama to Kentucky and includes counties that elected Gore to the U.S. House in 1976.
 

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Uh, excuse me, but Gore's accusing someone of lying???  Uh, hello!!!
 

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While Gorer is certainly not a poster boy for honesty, the comment he made about "W" creating a larger abyss of debt than his father is well on its way to becomming reality.
 

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Mntnwyngr

I do beleave we have had a unusual situation 9/11 to attribute some of the increased spending.

I hope that you really don't think that Enron & Worldcom problems started during the Bush AD.like the democRATS would like all to think, i'll bet there accounting practices go back 5-6 year's, after all we had such a fine moral & honest leader back then that set such hi example's for the CEO'S of America.

If you beleive that this started on Bush's watch I have a lake up your way that you might be interisted in buying.
 

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Well I guess that if there is anyone out there that has the qualifications to spot an administration that is lying it would be Gore.  It is amazing though that Enron collapsed due to what GW did in the first few months in office and not what Clinton and Gore did in the last 8 years.  Talk about revisionist history.

How can Bush's policy be the total contributing factor to the downfall of the economy.  We have been operating under his budget for less than a year.  I am no economist, but it seems to me that it will take a few years for his proposals to take hold in an economy this size.  And correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't the Senate approve all spending in this country.  So if there is a problem with over spending it should be layed at the doorstep of Daschel.  After all he is the Senate leader.

(Edited by Wildbio at 11:15 am on July 28, 2002)
 

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First off I'm not partial to either Dem's or Rep's. They are both the enemy as far as I'm concerned. I'm also not foolish enough to beleive that all this corporate raping is directly attributed to one person...it's an equal opportunity orgy. It sure seems that corporate America believes itself to be more above the law when the Bush boys (Big oil barrons) are at the reigns. See Keating savings/loan scandal under King george 1st. But the wiley GOP's are real good at convincing the sheep-like masses that everything bad that happens on their watch is actually somehow related to former Dem. Presidents. I say that they all have only there own self-interest at heart and could care less about the common man. Praise the Rep's and condemn the Dems if you will but just remember who gets to go home to their multi-million $ mansion at the end of the day wehter they did their job right or not. And if you beleive that the Rep's will truly go to bat for your gun ownership rights then I have some tropical beachfront property in N. Dakota you'd be intersted in.
 

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Reps or Dem? It's like chossing burning to deat or drowning. Neither option is likable. Both will lie and always have. But to blame the president is almost ridiculous. Congress is the one who approves the budget and if they want a fiscal responsible government , they could make it so. Why don't they do this? Cause America is becoming a "gimme" nation. Everyone thinkss they are owed something. They want the services , don't want to pay taxes, and yet if congress cut these programs to try to pay the debt, man what griping there would be. Oh, and if anyone thinks Bill Clinton actually had our national debt paid off......................HAHAHA!!! I laugh in your face.
 

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      Well put Greg.
    I know after the Clinton admin. it's hard to believe someone could be pres. and a good guy at the same time,  yes it is obvious that the president and his staff will go home to there mansions at the end of the day, wheather or not he did a good job. I personally don't know anybody that goes to work every day and pleases everyone or does the right thing every time they make a decision.  As for the budget, we are involved in a war. It cost money to fight a war. I don't think any president could come into the white house and ruin the budget as quickly as the clinton admin. would have us believe. I also don't think in only a few months in office George "dubya" could have been responsible for the colapse of Enron. I'm no political science wizz or anything but I do know it takes some time for any changes to cut through all the red tape. As for the "wiley GOP's convincing the sheep-like masses that everything bad that happens on their watch is actually somehow related to former Dem. Presidents." Well maybe not all , but 90% would be a good estimate. Sure most people have there own interest at heart, I know I do, But that doesn't mean we are incapable of making the right decisions.

                         EVAN III
 

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This is on a  national level House-Senate, 80% of all democRATS are anti-2nd ammendment:mad-red: 80% of all Republicans are pro 2nd ammendment :smile-big-blue: so which party do you think I support.

I FOUND OUT A LONG TIME AGO IF THERE NOT RIGHT ABOUT GUNS THEN THEY ARE USUALY NOT RIGHT ABOUT THE REST.

In KA. 90% of all democRATS are somewhere between socialist & communist, and BIG time anti-2nd ammendment,  100% of the few Republicans we have are Americans and pro 2nd ammendment, so what party do you think I support.

It's just amazing to me that you or anyone else bitch about someone making money no matter what area they do it in OIL, Real Estate, owning a business what ever, it's called capitalism what our society is based on, not socialism spread the wealth, I seem to detect that you might be a tad envious of someone who has done well, or your years of wisdom are still ahead of you.

If i'm reading you wrong sorry.
 


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