Daily Revolt

May 31, 2007

Economy has Worst Growth Since 2002

George can't even point to the economy as a success:
The economy nearly stalled in the first quarter with growth slowing to a pace of just 0.6 percent. That was the worst three-month showing in over four years.

[...]For nearly a year, the economy has been enduring a stretch of subpar economic growth due mostly to a sharp housing slump. That in turn has made some businesses act more cautiously in their spending and investing.

This President has been successful at one thing: antogonizing countries, including allies:
Russia's test firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday was in response to U.S. steps that have sparked an arms race and undermined world security, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

He can't even say that he's brought down the crime rate:
Violent crime kept climbing in 2006, a top FBI official said Wednesday, previewing a report detailing nationwide increases in murders, robberies and other felonies for a second straight year.

[...]Asked if the report would show crime rates are still rising, FBI Assistant Director John Miller said: "I think you can anticipate it will." He declined to say by how much.

Nor can the president point to winning the war on terror, his claim to fame:
A senior FBI official confirms there was a "high tempo of terrorist activity" over the past two years, it was reported.

FBI Assistant Director John Miller said 2,176 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act search warrants were approved last year, compared with only 1,754 granted in 2005, and most targeted plotters inside America.

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