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    31 January 2006

    Bush Has A Lot On The Line Tonight

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    Says Josh Marshal
    It seems worth noting that last year's State of the Union address was the kick-off, the beginning of the downhill slide that the president continued on for the rest of the year. He set his legislative sights on privatizing Social Security and then proceeded to lose that battle after a multi-month barnstorming tour around the country.

    From there it was into the Fitzgerald investigation, into Katrina and then Abramoff. The key development came early when members of the opposition united against him and then members of his own party refused to stand with him.

    The president has been trying to overcome that pattern, reverse the slide for months. But his poll numbers seem stock near rock bottom, at 39% according to today's NBC/WSJ poll.

    He has to hit some big hit to reverse the pattern of slide and stumble. But the proposals he appears poised to announce aren't ones with much public support. And the members of his party in Congress, though eager to see him reverse his decline, are mainly looking to protect themselves in the face of the Abramoff Investigations.

    The Prof. has a list of things that won't be on the table tonight. Some of them seem pretty important
    1. US economic growth during the last quarter was an anemic 1.1%, the worst in 3 years.

    2. The US inflation rate has jumped to 3.4 percent, the highest rate in 5 years.

    3. The number of daily attacks in Iraq rose from 52 in December, 2004 to 77 in December, 2005.
    5. Increases in American consumer spending come from borrowing.

    6. The $320 - $400 bilion deficits run by the Bush administration may push up the cost of mortgages and loans.
    9. In fact, The US and Iran are tacit allies in Iraq.

    Posted by Geoff

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