I'm frequently struck how the policies of President Obama are in many ways a continuation of the the Bush policies. From Ryan Lizza's article on Paul Ryan,
"Ryan was a reliable Republican vote for policies that were key in causing enormous federal budget deficits: sweeping tax cuts, a costly prescription-drug entitlement for Medicare, two wars, the multibillion-dollar bank-bailout legislation known as TARP. In all, five trillion dollars was added to the national debt."
Obama and Bush
Enormous federal budget deficits. Check
Sweeping tax cuts. Check
Costly prescription-drug entitlement for Medicare. Check, substitute Affordable Care Act.
Two wars. Check. Exited Iraq per the Bush agreements. Surge in Afghanistan.
Bail-out legislation. Check. GM, Chrysler, Green Energy.
Five trillion dollars added to the national debt. Check.
The thing is, the argument Obama makes against Romney is he "will take us back to the failed policies of the Bush Administration." But wait, Obama is following the failed policies of the Bush Administration. We should vote for Obama because he's a better George Bush than Romney?