BushToll

Documenting the Bush Legacy of Failure

The Bush Stock Market Collapse    [more...]

Here’s a BushToll nugget that pretty much speaks for itself. When George W. Bush took office on Jan. 20, 2001, the S&P 500 stock market index stood at $1,342.54. The day he left office, it was $805.22, a drop of 40 percent The Dow Jones Industrial Average fared a bit better. It dropped only 25 […]

The George W. Bush Job Creation Failure    [more...]

UPDATED 2/17/2014 with revised BLS data When it comes to job creation, George W. Bush produced the worst results—less than a one percent increase over eight years—of any president since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) started keeping records in 1939. See the records for yourself on BLS Table B-1, and select “total non-farm” […]

Coattails? Bush and the Republican Debacle    [more...]

As the de facto head of his party, a U.S. president is said to have coattails upon which his (not yet her) fellow party members ride into office. For political aspirants, the support of a popular president opens doors and wallets. When things go right, a president gains political allies in Congress and in state […]

The Bush Recession(s) UPDATED    [more...]

Two recessions occurred on George W. Bush’s watch, the current one (that began in December 2007) being of catastrophic proportions. Here are the facts…

Bush Grew Gross Federal Debt by 85.5%    [more...]

Over his eight years in office, George W. Bush presided over an 85.5 percent increase in the Gross Federal Debt. When he was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2001 the Gross Federal Debt was $5.728 trillion(1), or 57 percent of the $10.129 trillion(2) Gross Domestic Product (GDP). On Jan. 20, 2009, the day of Bush’s departure, […]