Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Latest poll: 58% say Bush years ‘awful, not so good’

WASHINGTON -- The jury is in on the Bush decade, and it's not looking good. At least according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

A decisive 58 percent of respondents described the 2000-2009 years as "awful" or "not so good." Twenty-nine percent called it "fair," and a mere 12 percent said it was "good" or "great."

Time Magazine described it as "the decade from hell."

While the Bush administration can't be blamed for all of it, its influence in driving the national pessimism is difficult to deny. Thirty-eight percent said the 9/11 attacks had the "greatest negative impact on America this past decade." Twenty percent said it was the Iraq war.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Whose Fault Is the Massive US Deficit?