Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Muddled

Not much time this morning but I tought I would share one thing with you, and that is President George W. Bush explaining his Social Security plan. Now before you accuse me of satire or something let me assure you that these are the President's words and not mine. I took them from the official Whitehouse web site:

Yes, ma'am.

Q -- really understand how is it the new plan is going to fix that problem?

THE PRESIDENT: Because the -- all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculate, for example, is on the table; whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There's a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those -- changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be -- or closer delivered to what has been promised.

Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled. Look, there's a series of things that cause the -- like, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculate -- the benefits will rise based upon inflation, as opposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if those -- if that growth is affected, it will help on the red.

Okay, better? I'll keep working on it

Satire takes work but irony writes itself! Here is the whole thing if you have the stomach to read it.

Bush Speaks

Now, can you actually believe we elected this moron? I want to be kind, but I just can't.

Courage,

Steve

2 comments:

  1. If he believed in what he's doing, he'd be quite articulate about it.

    We're past kindness here. We're dealing with someone whose muddle is caused by a giant lie.

    Ever done that as a child? You started to wiggle your way out of something know you're guilty of, something about which you have to lie? And your rationale becomes increasingly feeble, tortured, mad?

    And the look in Dad's eyes -- as you spin this one out -- changes from puzzlement to irritation to outright anger?

    When are we going to get mad enough to knock this guy out before he does any more damage? What's going on here? Aren't we sure enough of ourselves?

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  2. PW,

    Good thoughts but we Progresives have a severe handicap and that is that we must follow the rules, unlike the other side. We have to tell the truth, all the time, and hope that our credibility eventually rules. In the meantime we fight as hard as we can issue by issue.

    I wonder if the combination of the Iraq war lies and the Social Security lies won't pile up on the camel's back.

    We'll see.

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