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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-04 12:01 PM
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Bush on the economy: "I'm satisfied with the progress we've made"
This was a month ago, to Diane Sawyer.

Never mind that "I won't rest until..." contradicts both "I'm satisfied" and the fact that he soon went on a 3-week vacation...

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/primetime/US/bush_sawyer...

The Economy

DIANE SAWYER: One of the worrying sectors is still jobs. Treasury Secretary John Snow said that we needed to create 200,000 more jobs a month in order, at the end of this, for you not to be the first president, as everyone has said, since Herbert Hoover, who had a net job loss in his term. How are you going to create 200,000 new jobs a month?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Well, first, let's make sure the record, so I can distinguish myself from Herbert. I inherited the recession. I didn't create one. When we showed up in office, the country was beginning to go into decline, and we responded with some tax relief, strong tax relief to stimulate the economy, and it's working. It is also important that people keep at least remember that the attacks happened just as the economy was coming around. We had corporate scandals, which we've acted strongly, "we" being the Congress and the executive branch. You know, it didn't help that we were marching to war, in all due respect for the TV stations and networks, there was at least I know one had "March to War" every day on TV, which is not conducive to capital investment when you think you're marching to war. Anyway, we've overcome those obstacles, and the country's the economy's growing. And I'm pleased and won't rest until people can who are looking for a job can find work. But I am pleased with the progress we have made. ...

DIANE SAWYER: What worries you most about the economy? The deficit? campaigning against them and

PRESIDENT BUSH: Yeah, well, you got to understand, we're at war and I'm going to spend what is needed to win the war. And we've got to protect the homeland. We'll spend what's needed to protect the homeland.... We've got a plan to cut it in half over the next five years. It means Congress is going to have to tow the line when it comes to spending. We can't they can't, particularly in campaign years, try to be all things to all people and overspend. But I think we're making good progress. I'm satisfied with the progress we've made ...





btw, did he say he has plans to cut the homeland in half? :scared:

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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-04 12:06 PM
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1. He ought to be pleased
He and all his pals are doing fine.
*counting to 100 as blood-pressure skyrockets*
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-04 12:06 PM
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2. He didn't inherit the defecit, he created it!
Idiot, idiot, idiot, idiot, ad naseum.
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CityZen-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-04 12:06 PM
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3. Bu$h*t The One-Terminator
The Lord of the Lies has created 200,000 new jobs! (For illegal aliens!)
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KissMyAsscroft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-04 12:07 PM
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4. I love how he comlains about the media's "March to War"...
as if that didn't boost his poll numbers.

Everything out of that scumbags mouth is a fucking lie.
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-04 12:10 PM
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5. translation -- "I'm glad we are still able to fool the people".....tell me
this guy actually runs our country.... he cannot be anything more than a "puppet".

Blames congress for towing the line...and has yet to veto a spending bill in office.

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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-04 12:24 PM
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6. he's too much....what a moron.
We'll spend what's needed to protect the homeland.... We've got a plan to cut it in half over the next five years.

I hope when he splits the homeland in half...his half is on the moon.
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