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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

What has the right wing done for the US?

I mean seriouosly im curious, i want to know what it has done in the pat 6 years and how you people justify everything im neither left nor right, and i can sympathize with both sides, this is not an attack its a serious question and i would appreate your imput

Update:

pancakes as per your record you seem to have a lot of time on your hands when answering it would be prudent to focus on quality rather than quanity, afterall this isnt Wal Mart

Update 2:

you ignore the point that massive (and unessescary) military spending has led to a balooning deficit of about 7 trillion dollars, and 3 billion dollars of that is chump change, also because of this and the slowing american housing market you are indeed againg slipping into recession. which inturn is pulling my humble home into recession as well because of our close ties.

Update 3:

I applaud your sources but you forget several important facts. yes there have been no further terrorist attacks on american soil but what about that drunk yankee yahoo in manhatten the issue of terrorists is a whole different arguement in itself. Also this no child left behind still does not speak of the fact that half of american highschool children can't name your first president. and these tax cuts you speak of may yeild positive results indeed but most are unfourtanly for the very rich and give little hope to poverty in your country. But nice try.

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  • cantcu
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Positive! Nothing!

    Negative: 3,029 killed in Iraq which is an illegal war!

    Set up secret cia camps to torture people outside the US, in countries like Poland, against world law, in some cases kiddnaping citizens of other countries, in which several CIA agents have warrants sworn out for their arrests! Bush lied to American about the existance of these camps!

    held people at Gitmo for years without charges or trials until the US Supreme court told Bush TWICE that he was Violating the Genevaa Conventions and United States law!

    2 tax cuts for the rich

    Cut widow Benefits of those killed in Iraq by 1/2

    Cut the VA Hospitals by 8 BILLION in 2006, and for all his other years their budget was flat lined

    Ran up a massive debt which is: 10/18/2006 $8,540,051,729,781.32! The deficit was $5,674,178,209,886.86

    9 months aftyer he was elected and the current deficit does not include the 3/4 TRILLION we have spent already in Iraq!

    Cut programs for the poor, elderly, children and disabled while taking their increases in pay and tax cuts!

    Emasculated the 6th amendment and under S. 3930, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, changes the wording of the Geneva convention so Bush can keep torturing in the same manner we took other countries to trial for doing to our soldiers! It auhorizes the President to establish military commissions for the trial of unlawful enemy combatants. The bill would authorize the Secretary of Defense to convene military commissions and, in concert with the Attorney General to establish the rules and procedures governing military commissions. S. 3930 also revises the War Crimes Act and would amend the Habeas Corpus provisions of the United States Code. In other words, Bush can claim you are an enemy combatant, throw you in jail with no charges, does not allow you to seek charges in a civilian court, and you would be tried by a military tribunal, and you could only have a civilian attorney if he had a top security clearance!

    In addition it backdates that no US Court can charge or try, Bush or any of he ceonies for war crimes, which the US Supreme Court has already ruled that Bush was violating the Geneva Conventions.

    Bush said that the US Constitution was "Just a piece of paper"!!

    Leaked, or had leaked, an undercover CIA operatives name which George H W Bush said that would be an act of treason!

    I could go on but I will leave you with those who are doing well because of the war! And this is for 1 year!!

    Contractors: All

    All Afghanistan Iraq Archived Chart

    Abt Associates Inc. Advanced Systems Development, Inc. AECOM Alexander, Deborah Lynn AllWorld Language Consultants American International Contractors, Inc. American President Lines Ltd. Anteon International Corporation AOS, Inc. Artel Atlas Case, Inc. Bald Industries Baldino, George F. Bea Mauer, Inc. BearingPoint Inc. Bechtel Group Inc. Blackwater Security Consulting L.L.C. CACI International Inc. Camp Dresser & McKee Inc. Capital Shredder Corporation Cartridge Discounters CDW Government, Inc. Cellhire USA CH2M Hill Chemonics International Inc. Chugach McKinley, Inc. Comfort Inn Complement, Inc., The Contrack International Inc. Creative Associates International Inc. Cybex International Dataline Inc. Dell Marketing L.P. Detection Monitoring Technologies Development Alternatives Inc. DHS Logistics Company Diplomat Freight Services Inc. DynCorp (Computer Sciences Corp.) Earth Tech, Inc. EGL Eagle Global Logistics EHI Company Electric Generator Store, The Environmental Chemical Corporation EOD Technology Inc. Expedited World Cargo Inc. Explosive Ordnance Technologies Inc. Export Depot Federal Data Corporation Fluor Corp. Force 3 Foster Wheeler Co. General Electric Company Giesecke & Devrient America Global Container Lines Ltd. Global Professional Solutions Global Services GPS Store, Inc., The GTSI Corp Hardware Associates Harris Corporation Inglett and Stubbs LLC Intelligent Enterprise Solutions International American Products Inc. International Global Systems, Inc. International Resources Group J & B Truck Repair Service John S. Connor Inc. JSI Inc. Kellogg, Brown & Root (Halliburton) Kollsman Inc Kroll Inc. Kropp Holdings Lab Safety Supply Laguna Construction Company, Inc. LandSea Systems, Inc. Landstar Express America Inc. Liberty Shipping Group Ltd. Logenix International L.L.C. Louis Berger Group Lucent Technologies World Services, Inc. Management Systems International McNeil Technologies, Inc. Mediterranean Shipping Company MEI Research Corporation Michael Baker Jr., Inc. Midwest Research Institute Military Professional Resources Inc. Miscellaneous Foreign Contract Motorola Inc. MZM Inc. NANA Pacific Native American Industrial Distributors Inc. Night Vision Equipment Company Nuttall, James S. Ocean Bulkships Inc. Odebrect-Austin Outfitter Satellite, Inc. PAE Government Services Inc. Paro, Amy K. Parsons Corp. Parsons Energy and Chemicals Group Perini Corporation Raytheon Aerospace LLC Raytheon Technical Services Reabold, Miguel (Michael) Readiness Management Support LC (Johnson Controls Inc.) Red River Computer Company Redcom Laboratories Research Triangle Institute Ronco Consulting Corporation S&C Electric Company S&K Technologies Inc. Sampler, Donald L. Science Applications International Corp. Sealift Inc. Segovia Inc. SETA Corporation Shaw Group/Shaw E & I Signature Science Simmonds Precision Products SkyLink Air and Logistic Support (USA) Inc. Smith Office Machines Corporation Social Impact Inc. Sodexho Inc. SPARCO Stanley Baker Hill L.L.C. Stanley Consultants Staples National Advantage Stevedoring Services of America Stratex Freedom Services Structural Engineers TECO Ocean Shipping Co. Tekontrol, Inc. Tetra Tech Inc. Titan Corporation Total Business Transfair North America International Triumph Technologies Tryco Inc. Unisys Corporation United Defense Industries, L.P. University of Nebraska at Omaha USA Environmental Inc. Vinnell Corporation (Northrop Grumman) Ward Transformer Sales & Services Washington Group International WECSYS Weston Solutions, Inc. World Fuel Services Corp. Young, Brian Zapata Engineering

    Contractor Value Value FY02 Agency

    Abt Associates Inc.

    Iraq $43,818,278 USAID

    Advanced Systems Development, Inc.

    Iraq $259,958.56 DoD

    AECOM

    Iraq $21,610,501 DoD

    Alexander, Deborah Lynn

    Afghanistan $168,625 USAID

    AllWorld Language Consultants

    Iraq $4,051,349 DoD

    American International Contractors, Inc.

    Iraq $1,500,000,000 DoD

    American President Lines Ltd.

    Iraq $5,000,000 USAID

    Anteon International Corporation

    Afghanistan $6,800,000 DoD

    AOS, Inc.

    Iraq $866,988 DoD

    Artel

    Iraq

    Atlas Case, Inc.

    Iraq $17,243 DoD

    Bald Industries

    Iraq $35,734 DoD

    Baldino, George F.

    Afghanistan $263,000 USAID

    Bea Mauer, Inc.

    Iraq $9,920 DoD

    BearingPoint Inc.

    Afghanistan $64,100,00 USAID

    BearingPoint Inc.

    Iraq $240,162,668 USAID

    Bechtel Group Inc.

    Iraq $2,829,833,859 USAID

    Blackwater Security Consulting L.L.C.

    Iraq $21,331,693 DoD

    CACI International Inc.

    Iraq $66,221,143.19 Interior

    Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.

    Afghanistan $1,700,000 USAID

    Capital Shredder Corporation

    Iraq $11,803 DoD

    Cartridge Discounters

    Iraq $40,492 DoD

    CDW Government, Inc.

    Iraq $35,174 DoD

    Cellhire USA

    Iraq $1,465,983 DoD

    CH2M Hill

    Iraq $1,528,500,000 DoD

    Chemonics International Inc.

    Afghanistan $167,759,000 USAID

    Chugach McKinley, Inc.

    Iraq $3,068,407 DoD

    Comfort Inn

    Iraq $47,324 DoD

    Complement, Inc., The

    Iraq $3,358 DoD

    Contrack International Inc.

    Iraq $2,325,000,000 DoD

    Contrack International Inc.

    Afghanistan $500,000,000 DoD

    Creative Associates International Inc.

    Afghanistan $60,000,000 USAID

    Creative Associates International Inc.

    Iraq $273,539,368 USAID

    Cybex International

    Afghanistan $4,838 DoD

    Dataline Inc.

    Iraq $1,028,851.89 DoD

    Dell Marketing L.P.

    Iraq $513,678.88 DoD

    Detection Monitoring Technologies

    Iraq $5,584,482 DoD

    Development Alternatives Inc.

    Iraq $39,523,857 USAID

    Development Alternatives Inc.

    Afghanistan $9,594,000 USAID

    DHS Logistics Company

    Afghanistan $378,000 $288,000 DoD

    DHS Logistics Company

    Iraq $223,497 DoD

    Diplomat Freight Services Inc.

    Afghanistan $2,604,276 $2,604,000 State

    DynCorp (Computer Sciences Corp.)

    Afghanistan $43,559,421 $130,000 State

    DynCorp (Computer Sciences Corp.)

    Iraq $50,000,000 State

    Earth Tech, Inc.

    Iraq $65,449,155 DoD

    EGL Eagle Global Logistics

    Iraq $111,000 USAID

    EHI Company

    Iraq $3,956 DoD

    Electric Generator Store, The

    Iraq $6,974 DoD

    Environmental Chemical Corporation

    Iraq $1,475,000,000 DoD

    EOD Technology Inc.

    Iraq $71,900,000 DoD

    Expedited World Cargo Inc.

    Iraq $55,004 USAID

    Explosive Ordnance Technologies Inc.

    Iraq $1,475,000,000 DoD

    Export Depot

    Iraq $21,182 DoD

    Federal Data Corporation

    Afghanistan $1,991,770 DoD

    Fluor Corp.

    Iraq $3,754,964,295 DoD

    Force 3

    Iraq $274,651.95 DoD

    Foster Wheeler Co.

    Iraq $8,416,985 DoD

    General Electric Company

    Iraq Value Unknown DoD

    General Electric Company

    Afghanistan $8,525,498 DoD

    Giesecke & Devrient America

    Iraq $72,700 DoD

    Global Container Lines Ltd.

    Iraq $1,850,000 USAID

    Global Professional Solutions

    Iraq $590,232 DoD

    Global Services

    Iraq $910,468 DoD

    GPS Store, Inc., The

    Iraq $19,761 DoD

    GTSI Corp

    Afghanistan $70,220 DoD

    Hardware Associates

    Iraq $4,304 DoD

    Harris Corporation

    Iraq $165,000,000 DoD

    Inglett and Stubbs LLC

    Iraq $1,826,974 DoD

    Inglett and Stubbs LLC

    Afghanistan $6,348,271 DoD

    Intelligent Enterprise Solutions

    Iraq $19,835 DoD

    International American Products Inc.

    Iraq $628,421,252 DoD

    International American Products Inc.

    Afghanistan $20,080,636 $683,000 DoD

    International Global Systems, Inc.

    Iraq $157,383.40 DoD

    International Resources Group

    Afghanistan $1,230,000 USAID

    International Resources Group

    Iraq $38,000,000 USAID

    J & B Truck Repair Service

    Afghanistan $1,353,477 DoD

    John S. Connor Inc.

    Iraq $34,153 USAID

    JSI Inc.

    Iraq $3,376 DoD

    Kellogg, Brown & Root (Halliburton)

    Iraq $10,832,000,000 DoD

    Kellogg, Brown & Root (Halliburton)

    Afghanistan $599,000,000 $114,999,000 DoD

    Kollsman Inc

    Iraq

    Kroll Inc.

    Iraq Value Unknown USAID

    Kropp Holdings

    Iraq $11,880,000 DoD

    Lab Safety Supply

    Iraq $53,379 DoD

    Laguna Construction Company, Inc.

    Iraq $19,536,683 DoD

    LandSea Systems, Inc.

    Iraq $47,750 DoD

    Landstar Express America Inc.

    Iraq $24,396 USAID

    Liberty Shipping Group Ltd.

    Iraq $7,300,000 USAID

    Logenix International L.L.C.

    Iraq $29,000 USAID

    Louis Berger Group

    Afghanistan $10,228,894 - $300,000,000 $5,229,000 USAID

    Louis Berger Group

    Iraq $27,671,364 DoD

    Lucent Technologies World Services, Inc.

    Iraq $75,000,000 DoD

    Management Systems International

    Afghanistan $14,700,000 USAID

    Management Systems International

    Iraq $15,116,328 USAID

    McNeil Technologies, Inc.

    Iraq $716,651 DoD

    Mediterranean Shipping Company

    Iraq $13,000 USAID

    MEI Research Corporation

    Iraq

    Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

    Afghanistan $1,471,238 DoD

    Michael Baker Jr., Inc.

    Iraq $4,528,328 DoD

    Midwest Research Institute

    Iraq $1,765,000 DoD

    Military Professional Resources Inc.

    Iraq $2,608,794.74 DoD

    Miscellaneous Foreign Contract

    Iraq $3,026,630 DoD

    Miscellaneous Foreign Contract

    Afghanistan $10,463,180 DoD

    Motorola Inc.

    Iraq $15,591,732 DoD

    MZM Inc.

    Iraq $1,213,632 DoD

    NANA Pacific

    Iraq $70,000,000 DoD

    Native American Industrial Distributors Inc.

    Iraq $123,572 DoD

    Night Vision Equipment Company

    Iraq $153,118 DoD

    Nuttall, James S.

    Afghanistan $187,000 USAID

    Ocean Bulkships Inc.

    Iraq $5,000,000 USAID

    Odebrect-Austin

    Iraq $1,500,000,000 DoD

    Outfitter Satellite, Inc.

    Iraq $33,203 DoD

    PAE Government Services Inc.

    Afghanistan $7,007,158 $5,714,000 State

    Paro, Amy K.

    Afghanistan $94,457 $94,000 USAID

    Parsons Corp.

    Iraq $5,286,136,252 DoD

    Parsons Energy and Chemicals Group

    Iraq $43,361,340 DoD

    Perini Corporation

    Iraq $2,525,000,000 DoD

    Perini Corporation

    Afghanistan $14,000,000 - $25,000,000 DoD

    Raytheon Aerospace LLC

    Afghanistan $91,096,464 $2,044,000 DoD

    Raytheon Technical Services

    Iraq $12,412,573 DoD

    Reabold, Miguel (Michael)

    Afghanistan $136,603 USAID

    Readiness Management Support LC (Johnson Controls Inc.)

    Afghanistan $40,792,343 $828,000 DoD

    Readiness Management Support LC (Johnson Controls Inc.)

    Iraq $173,965,104 USAID

    Red River Computer Company

    Iraq $972,592.90 DoD

    Redcom Laboratories

    Afghanistan $24,375 DoD

    Research Triangle Institute

    Iraq $466,070,508 USAID

    Ronco Consulting Corporation

    Iraq $12,008,289.60 DoD

    Ronco Consulting Corporation

    Afghanistan $12,423,633 $6,771,000 USAID / State / DoD

    S&C Electric Company

    Afghanistan $34,800 DoD

    S&K Technologies Inc.

    Iraq $4,950,384.80 DoD

    Sampler, Donald L.

    Afghanistan $81,000 USAID

    Science Applications International Corp.

    Iraq $159,304,219 DoD

    Sealift Inc.

    Iraq $4,000,000 USAID

    Segovia Inc.

    Iraq $320,636 DoD

    SETA Corporation

    Iraq $3,165,765 DoD

    Shaw Group/Shaw E & I

    Iraq $3,050,749,910 DoD

    Signature Science

    Iraq $4,704,464 DoD

    Simmonds Precision Products

    Iraq $4,412,488 DoD

    SkyLink Air and Logistic Support (USA) Inc.

    Iraq $27,344,600 USAID

    Smith Office Machines Corporation

    Iraq $2,961 DoD

    Social Impact Inc.

    Afghanistan $1,875,000 USAID

    Sodexho Inc.

    Afghanistan $324,120 $324,000 State

    SPARCO

    Iraq $9,215 DoD

    Stanley Baker Hill L.L.C.

    Iraq $1,200,000,000 DoD

    Stanley Consultants

    Iraq $7,709,767 DoD

    Staples National Advantage

    Iraq $4,194 DoD

    Stevedoring Services of America

    Iraq $14,318,895 USAID

    Stratex Freedom Services

    Afghanistan $1,978,175 DoD

    Structural Engineers

    Iraq $1,113,000 DoD

    TECO Ocean Shipping Co.

    Iraq $7,200,000 USAID

    Tekontrol, Inc.

    Afghanistan $85,146 DoD

    Tetra Tech Inc.

    Iraq $1,541,947,671 DoD

    Titan Corporation

    Iraq $402,000,000 DoD

    Total Business

    Iraq $4,696 DoD

    Transfair North America International

    Iraq $19,351 USAID

    Triumph Technologies

    Iraq $228,924 DoD

    Tryco Inc.

    Afghanistan $400,000 DoD

    Unisys Corporation

    Iraq $320,000 DoD

    United Defense Industries, L.P.

    Iraq $4,500,000 DoD

    University of Nebraska at Omaha

    Afghanistan $7,072,468 USAID

    USA Environmental Inc.

    Iraq $1,541,947,671 DoD

    Vinnell Corporation (Northrop Grumman)

    Iraq $48,074,442 DoD

    Ward Transformer Sales & Services

    Iraq $115,000 DoD

    Washington Group International

    Iraq $3,133,078,193 DoD

    Washington Group International

    Afghanistan $500,000 - $500,000,000 DoD

    WECSYS

    Iraq $3,040 DoD

    Weston Solutions, Inc.

    Iraq $16,279,724 DoD

    World Fuel Services Corp.

    Afghanistan $19,762,792 DoD

    Young, Brian

    Afghanistan $106,150 $39,000 State

    Zapata Engineering

    Iraq $1,478,838,958 DoD

  • 1 decade ago

    Ok, if you were REALLY neither to the left nor the right, then you would have asked what BOTH sides have done for the U.S. Obviously, you think only the right is responsible for all that has happened for the last six years, thus, whether you like it or not, you are now a spokesmen for the left. And so, if you want to try to counter my assertion by saying that the Republicans have been in power for the last six years, you would be partially right. However, they have not had complete power. Perhaps you've heard of the term 'activist judges', which is what the left has been using to secure it's power these last six years, most notably in the recent Terry Schiavo murder case. As for what Republicans have accomplished, we brought freedom from the Taliban for innocent people in Afghanistan. Most notably, woman over in Afghanistan can now hold regular occupations and go to school, things that liberal women in this country take for granted. Also, the Republicans have toppled an evil dictator who thoroughly enjoyed killing his own people, this dictator being Saddam Hussein. And the Iraqis ARE happy about us taking the role of liberator in their country. Watch the news. Tax cuts instituted by President Bush have stimulated economic growth. Unemployment has dropped to 4.6 percent and is still dropping. The projected federal budget deficit has been cut by nearly 3 billion dollars because of said tax cuts. This is due to the fact that cutting taxes results in increased tax revenue (it's happened before cf. President Ronald Reagan). That's pretty substantial, I would say.

  • 1 decade ago

    the right wing of america has taken the country and molded it's political system into a fascist style government. Wire taps, the elimination of habeas corpus, the patriot act all serve to take away the liberties of americans. the fact that 9/11 was engineered to take control of the world is also a very scary thought. I left north america in 2002 to get out. I now live happily in China. I feel I have more freedoms, and life is not as scary/intense as in the USA. 'America as failed in its duty as sole superpower' - Former secretary of state under Kennedy and Johnson, Robert McNamara. I am afraid of most Americans, and terrified of what Pax Americana will bring to the world.

  • Sativa
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I don't know how indepth you want this, but here are a few:

    -Stronger Economy (stock market all time highs, increased homeownership, less jobless claims, lowest unemployment average in 40 years, increased wages) http://gop.org/News/Read.aspx?ID=6667

    -Increased homeland security...there have been no further attacks on our soil since 9/11

    -Huge tax cuts. Middle income families have had their refunds increase by almost $3000. http://gop.org/News/Read.aspx?ID=6667

    -Record spending on education. Our schools are improving. http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml

    -

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  • 1 decade ago

    What have the Republicans done for the U.S. Pretty much nothing... no wait.. I'm wrong. They did get us into this stupid war... they also are getting our troops killed by the hundreds and thousands...lets see.. they voted to put up a fence to stop illegals, of course that will never happen. i think they voted themselves big raises several times.. and they did get some mighty big tax cuts for big business... gee. isn't that enough for one poor party..... the religious right. Ha ha .. they are a joke.

  • 1 decade ago

    Cut taxes, pulled out of a recession, protected our country against terrorist attacks since 9-11 just off the top of my head.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sold the US to China

  • 1 decade ago

    The right has restored alot of our constitutional rights that liberals try so hard to take away. But liberals will try to say republicans take rights by spying on phone calls, even though the US is part of the battleground against terrorists.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you are referring to Republicans,

    Recently, I would have to say

    lower taxes

    falling deficit

    record low unemployment

    record high stock market

    growing economy

    falling oil prices,

    to name a few things.

    all while protecting the country from Islamo-fascist.

  • 1 decade ago

    I take it you weren't around during the Carter administration.

  • 1 decade ago

    Many things but mostly its kept the commie left from destroying America.

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