"Because the -- all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculated, 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 that has been promised."
There ya go. Simple isn't it?
When it comes to Jack Abramoff, Bush has put his lying muscle into high gear...check this whopper:
"I'm not, frankly, all that familiar with a lot that's going on over at Capitol Hill, but it seems like to me that [Abramoff] was an equal money dispenser, that he was giving money to people in both political parties."
Abramoff never gave one penny to Democrats, people. His whole operation with Tom Delay was the K Street project. K Street is set up to eliminate any Democrats holding any position at any lobbying firm.
The Abramoff scandal is one hundred percent Republican. It's not the Lobbyists, though you may be surprised to hear me say that.
No, in fact, it is the scheme that ambitious Republican creeps, like Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay, set in place piece by piece to enrich themselves by setting up the "Will Legislate for Money" operation where the old principle of "One person, one vote" has been buried under the new K Street version, "$100,000.00, one piece of legislation that totally favors your gambling operation or Multinational corporation."
Further reading (short version) is here: