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Old 02-22-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
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Bush clarifies Social Security plan

In response to a question from a woman in an audience in Tampa, Florida on February 4, our President offered the following explanation of his social security plan:

"Q: How is the new plan going to fix [the] 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 .... 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.(Laughter.)

The above quote comes directly from White House transcripts.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/relea...050204-13.html
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(Laughter.)
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I guess he forgot the bulge that day, or it was malfunctioning

Here's another I just read

RUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- U.S. President George W. Bush said Tuesday that it is "simply ridiculous" to assume that the United States has plans to attack Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program after discussing the issue with European allies.

"This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. Having said that, all options are on the table," Bush said.

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What?
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One thing is made clear...Bush is clueless and couldn't run shit without his strings.
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it's the puppets who pull the strings.

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One thing is made clear...Bush is clueless and couldn't run shit without his strings.

You took the words right out of my mouth.
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not an approved question

Where is Jeff Gannon when we neeed him?
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What is the problem with this
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"This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. Having said that, all options are on the table," Bush said.
He is saying that the US is not on a march to war against Iran, he is clarifying that they are in a diplomacy phase, then he also states that the US has contingency plans on the table, i.e. what would they do if there was a coup by more conservative elements, what if the Iranians make an incursion into Iraq etc. There is nothing wrong with that statement, he said exactly what needed to be said - If he had stated that there was absolutely nothing on the table in terms of attacking Iran and they hadn't even considered that possibility you would call him inept or say that he isn't looking after the national interest - he cannot win.
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sorry
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of course not. everyone knows you have to wait until after Labor Day to make a sale.
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The problem with this administration is that no one really trusts it anymore. No one expects it to say anything that isn't highly scripted or encoded in Orwellian double speak.

For a party that believed that a blow job ruined the credibility of the Presidency, I think Bush has done far more damage. I really have no idea when he's being honest. I don't trust a word he says.

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The problem with this administration is that no one really trusts it anymore. No one expects it to say anything that isn't highly scripted or encoded in Orwellian double speak.

For a party that believed that a blow job ruined the credibility of the Presidency, I think Bush has done far more damage. I really have no idea when he's being honest. I don't trust a word he says.

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It's like the rules changed with this administration. The Presidency is a different game in the 21st century.
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That Iran statement has about as much clarity and credibility for me now as all his statements did about giving Saddam, the UN, whatever time before the war.

Suddenly "whatever the meaning of is is" makes sense to me
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A-W, I think you are naive in regards to this admin. I have no doubt that we will attack Iran either directly or through Israel.

They are totally untrustworthy and Europe should be sceptical.
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