Economists Say Bush ‘Chucked’ Free Market Principles Long Before Financial Crisis

CNS News discusses President George W. Bush's move away from free market principles. 

However, Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute told that Bush had strayed from free market theory continuously over his two presidential terms

“(I’m not) quite sure if President Bush would recognize free market principles if they were on fire and rollerblading naked through the White House,” Crews said.

“I think the changes that he has allowed to have happened are tectonic rather than incremental,” Crews said, adding that government grew significantly in size after 9/11, and grew around 20 percent in just the past few months.

“It’s a very unfortunate legacy,” he concluded. “And it could have been different.”

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