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It's Time For the President To Take Responsibility

President Obama and his administration continue to blame President Bush for our nation’s economic woes even though he’s been running the show with full support of both Democrat lead Houses of Congresses for almost 2 years. It’s time for President Obama to stop blaming someone else for his own failures and take responsibility for the ineffective actions of his administration.

At last week’s news conference the President did finally admit that economic progress is “painfully slow” and that voters may blame him for the economy. But he continued to point the finger at former President Bush for the problems with the economy. In Cleveland last week the President even went so far as to blame the Bush tax cuts for the severe recession.

Perhaps it’s time to remind President Obama that Bush tax cuts led to creation of more than eight million new jobs in the first four and a half years, and that the unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent.

Perhaps it’s also time to remind the President that economists are pretty united in blaming the economy’s problems on the housing-bubble and credit event.

The President and his liberal allies in Washington have no successes at which to point, so they’ve decided on a strategy of “blame.” That tactic isn’t going to work with the American people. They are much too smart to fall for the blame game.

As I travel all across our District, I hear firsthand what has people so frustrated — it’s the Obama agenda of big government, out of control spending, cash for clunkers, cash for caulkers and tax credits for people who probably shouldn’t even be thinking of buying a home right now. And let’s not forget the never ending mortgage default help, government-union bailouts for the states, General Motors, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and of course, the giant in the room – Obamacare.

Americans believe that the government has wasted trillions of dollars that we don’t have – and they are right!

Cross Posted at Rich Nugent For Congress.com