Fox News’ Host Credits George W Bush For Job Growth This Month

April 2, 2011

After 12 months of an uncertain economy with job creation dipping up and down, the significant increase of job growth this month suggests a strengthening economy.


According to this Fox News host, it’s because of George W. Bush, with no credit given to President Obama.


No, really. Watch:



Fox News hosts push the myth that businesses have “been hoarding cash instead of hiring” because of “the likelihood for higher taxes.” In fact, as the Congressional Budget Office noted, “Increasing the after-tax income of businesses typically does not create much incentive” to hire.


Corporate profits have been soaring and jobs have been created not in America, but overseas; a vast amount of corporations are not paying a dime in U.S. taxes. Somehow this is supposed to better our economy?


Plutocracy is devastating this country, in fact, ask the American people: Raising taxes on the rich beats out cuts to defense spending, Medicare and Social Security as U.S. adults’ top preference on how to close the deficit, according to a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll in January.


Most polls show that taxing the rich would better our economy, but the millionaire Fox News’ hosts want to convince their viewers otherwise, as do their conservative radio host counterparts.


Ask most average, hard working middle class Americans and you’ll hear differently. Yesterday in California,a new poll was released showing strong bipartisanship support for raising taxes on the wealthy. 78% of California voters support a 1% increase in the income tax rate for Californians earning more than $500,000 a year.


New research shows the wealthiest 5% in this country control a whopping 63.5% of everything, while the rest of us, the bottom 80% own just 12.8% of the country’s wealth. And they get tax cuts why?


Dismissing research, Fox News viewers have bought into the idea that taxing the wealthy and not affording them undeserved tax cuts is somehow a maneuver to trick our countrymen and women in order to mold America into Obama’s new Socialist, Marxist, Maoist utopia.



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    Fox news host credits George Bush for jobs growth this month.

  • Bill

    @ Anomaly: and PBS is not my enemy. They just represent a lot of what I am against philosophically. I also am irritated that my tax dollars fund a lot of pathetically bad TV. The whole notion is ridiculous.

  • Bill

    @ Anomaly: Humor is a subjective matter. You don’t think Limbaugh is funny yet 6,000,000 people do. A lot of people think Bill Maher is funny – I don’t. As for my digg user name I can assure you it is not “Bill” or “Novenator” Why are you so obsessed about digg? Do you really make money off this site? I was very amused to hear that Huffpo was sold for like 300 million and that Huffinfton’s writers were mostly not even paid for their submissions.

    LOL, who am I? Well, if you can guess correctly I will let you know. I am not any sort of “Bill” and I am not “Novenator” I will tell you that much. I will tell you this. I’m on digg. I don’t have any followers and noone follows me and I very rarely login to bury or digg anything. Relax, I’m not who you think I am. You are too paranoid. You must really make money off of this to be so concerned about one person on Digg that might bury the occasional liberal submission.

    • Anomaly100

      @Bill, You misunderstand. I have a couple of Conservative friends there — there is no paranoia. I do like a few of the Conservatives, others, not so much. I simply wondered if we commented to each other in the past. You can bury any submission of mine you like. It’s not a concern of mine.

      And obviously, you know Novenator. Yes, I think he’s a great guy too. And we both know, I do not think you are Nov.

  • Bill

    @Neosopheus I would like to clear this up for you folks. I don’t get my thoughts and opinions from Fox News. I don’t like to watch the news on television because I read the news on the internet during the day and anything that Fox has to say is just a re-hash. When I am driving in the car, I do listen to talk radio. I like Rush Limbaugh because I usually agree with him and he is funny. As for the internet, I am all over the place and I read anything and everything not just politics. Sometimes I do watch PBS news hour because their presentation is so bad that I find it funny – plus I like to understand the enemy’s viewpoint.

    I don’t just go to conservative sites for my info. For example, I like huffpo. There is much good stuff on digg.
    When I am bored I will go to I read a lot of different things and form my own opinions. I am nut a mindnumb robot taking marching orders from Fox.

    What I am at the very core of my being is a Reagan conservative. I can apply his simple conservative philosophy to any political issue and it works every single time. Reagan is my filter – not Fox news. Any true conservative commentator more or less does the same thing.

    So there you have it. I am a simpleton who sees everything in bold colors – not pastels. If all we do is shoot for the middle on everything we are not going to get anything done – just half-assed measures. I don’t appreciate the nuance like some pompous elites. I don’t think we need a liberal think tank study on why spending too much money or higher taxes is ruining our economy. You have core beliefs and principles like individuality & freedom from tyranny, smaller government and lower taxes – that’s it.

    You liberals should do the same thing. Stand proud for who you are. We can duke it out in the arena of ideas and let the voters decide. What is wrong with that? Some of my very best friends are whacked liberals. I don’t take it personally. We disagree about politics and how to run the country but they are still good people and I enjoy a spirited debate with them.

    • Anomaly100

      @Bill, PBS is your enemy?

      Also, you don’t have to divulge this, but I am curious as to your Digg user name. Everyone is welcome here, so that is not why I’m asking. I do enjoy having people from all parties participate in discussion, after all, it would be boring to just pat each other on the back. It’s just a curiosity thang…

      And, I feel compelled to say, Rush Limbaugh is a self-serving, humorless hate monger. That about wraps it up.

    • Neosopheus

      @Bill, You say you don’t get your thoughts and opinions from Fox and yet they are practically mirrors of each other. I have backed up every argument of mine with facts; you fail to do so. I could go back and rehash every single one of them but to what end? You are not going to see anything but what you want to see.

    • Sammy

      @Bill, The problem with only seeing in bold (did you mean primary?) colors is that the world is made of black, white, gray, primary and pastel colors. If you don’t see the whole palette, you’re missing a lot of nuance. As for being a Reagan conservative, that would drum you right out of the current conservative party. Reagan was not opposed to meeting in the middle, and not opposed to raising taxes when necessary, and it was St. Ronnie who presided over the first great period of deficit spending.

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