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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 10:59 AM
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Read This INSANE GOBBLEDYGOOK!!!! (Bush's Explanation of SS "Fix")
Woman in Audience: I don't really understand. How is it the new
plan is going to fix that problem?

Dubya: 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 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.
--America's Monkey, attempting adult conversation, Tampa, Feb. 4, 2005,

http://www.dubyaspeak.com/freshdubya.shtml

*sigh*
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:00 AM
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1. ROFL!
Translation: I don't have an f'n clue!
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:02 AM
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2. "cost drivers" must come a weekend management course - but where is
box on the back that tells him what to say.

The real Bush does not make sense in his off hand statements.

I think he was saying cut benefits - but that was sure hidden by the words.
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:03 AM
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3. If my son expresses a desire to attend Yale...
I'm sending him elsewhere!
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:03 AM
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4. translation: all your retirement insurance are belong to us.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:05 AM
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5. Pathetic
The leader of the United States of America? Lame-O


"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."
- GW. Bush, while Gov. of Texas
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:07 AM
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6. "Does that make any sense to you?" Umm, no
It's obvious by now that the details of *'s soc.sec. "plan" won't stand up to the light. It seems that the more is known about it, the less sense it makes.
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:08 AM
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7. Bush can't say what he means,
because what he means is to **destroy Social** Security.

What he is talking about here is using a different calculation to pay benefits in a way that will reduce benefits. But he really can't just come out and say that, can he? So it comes out all gobbledy-gook.

Welfare "reform" is an excellent example. Welfare was "reformed" by making many people ineligible for services. The roles automatically went down and the "reform" was touted as a success.

The same tricks will be used with SS.
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:19 AM
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8. Wow! A great example of *'s rare ability to speak simply and directly
Edited on Mon Feb-07-05 11:19 AM by stopbush
to Joe Six-Pak!

No wonder the rabble embrace him as one of them!


"I was being sarcastic." - Homer J
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mdhunter Donating Member (373 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:21 AM
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9. He has no idea... none... not a single clue about how this works.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:24 AM
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10. He can't even complete one sentence!!
What a fucking idiot. You would think that if someone was making a lot of noise about reforming SS, he would have some idea of how it was to be done.

He is one dumb motherfucker.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:31 AM
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11. I wonder when the Man in the Yellow Hat will explain it to him?
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:34 AM
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12. Oh yeah, NOW I understand
This makes it crystal-clear! :eyes:
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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:39 AM
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13. His scriptwriters still have to work out a few kinks
while inventing ways for him to pretend to discuss shoshicurity while actually obscuring the facts...leaving most people with a vague feeling of imminent doom like the one they felt way back when Iraq was about to attack us with WMD.


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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-05 11:46 AM
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14. Chimpy's slipping
On better days he would've turned it into one of his patented It's Hard Work Fixin' Social Security or I Have a Good Working Relationship With the Board of Trustees spiels. Everyone would've beamed and the press moaned with pleasure.
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