In campaigning he has implied his administration is for the good of all people, when what he actually does is for the economy of the rich, business, and industry.
It is quite possible since I, too, am convinced that most of things he supports that are good for the rich, business, and industry are good for all people. The tax cuts are working, as the economy is quite good. Market forces are at work bringing oil prices back under control. Corporate profits, largely bouyed by oil company profits, are filling the retirment accounts of those who are wisely invested in them. Lots of good things happening that the news is loathe to report.
I've already cited the environmental issues. The air continues to get cleaner, at roughly the same rate it was improving under the previous administrations, despite the supposed 'draconian' reversals of envirnmental policies. The Aresenic levels were initially reversed to the same levels that were set during Clinton administration, but later restored to the new, lower levels established by Clinton's EPA prior to his departure. This was done after a thorough review of the standards by the incoming EPA staff, who had not had time to review them prior to their implementation. During the entire fracas, there was never a point in time where levels were set higher than they have been during the previous administration.
I don't know about the 'last resort' issue. I've posted on it before, and really can't add to it. The point is, you consider them lies because they are contrary to what you perceive as true. This does not make them lies. I visited the left-wing blogs such as Bushlies.com
, and gave up after a short while of reading their nonsense. Finally, I went to The Nation
's website, since it percieved to have some credibility. They have a list of 'lies' supposedly told by this President. Typical of these, they say he lied about lowering taxes when he was governor of Texas. They say that, after the taxes were reduced, local governments raised school taxes so that the net tax reduction was zero, thus, in their view he 'lied' about tax cuts. The reality is that he did lower taxes, and those reductions were undermined by increases in taxes that were not under his control. That seems to be about the best they can do.
I am not suggesting that he is 100% honest, no one is. Certainly no one in politics. Statistics will be skewed, accomplishments exaggerated, failures ignored. That is a fact of life, I'm afraid. However, this President is being branded a liar continually despite clear evedince that supports his claims. The dishonesty is on the part of the reporting, not on the part of the President. They are the ones who cite what he 'implies' rather than what he says, and people are willing to accept their word on it. Shame on them.