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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:56 PM
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Please attempt to understand Bush's explanation of the Medicare
Drug Bill, then explain it to me,




Bush Explains Medicare Drug Bill Verbatim Quote
Submitted on 2005-12-13

WOMAN IN AUDIENCE: 'I don't really understand. How is it the new plan going to fix the problem?'

Verbatim response: PRESIDENT BUSH:

'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. 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, supposed 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
WTF
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:57 PM
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1. Doesn't he make you
proud? :sarcasm:
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:58 PM
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2. I am sorry he lost me at "Because the...
I zoned out....babble, babble, drivel, drivel ....help on the red

:boring: :boring: :boring: :boring:
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cdb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:58 PM
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3. What?
can we hear that again in english please?
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TAPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:01 PM
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4. All I can say is, Wow!
This makes no sense at all. :freak:
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:05 PM
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10. The sad thing about this, is that it not just a matter of not being ...
The sad thing about this, is that it not just a matter of not being able to speak clearly, it is also an indication of his inability to grasp complex issues.

But, he and the puppet masters are soon to be out of power. America will soon get over this failed experiment in government.

I like to think my command of the English is better than his. It's not my first language and
I realize my English could be much better


What is Bush's mother tongue?
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:15 PM
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17. He got it from his mother Babs .. that is why he babbles!
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:02 PM
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5. Something about the Drug bill being matched to wage growth
or inflation rate. But how that is going to help only God knows. It's a faith based improved drug plan.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:02 PM
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6. I've always said it sounded like....
someone explained it to him and he wasn't really listening because he was daydreaming about his next vacation.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:02 PM
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7. Actually about Social Security-I made a video clip of that
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:04 PM
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9. I thought it was about ...
... putting food on your family.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:04 PM
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8. Thanks, I just sent this all over the place.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 02:05 PM by TomInTib
Just try reading it aloud.
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harpo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:08 PM
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11. when I was campaiging the past few weeks, old folks were telling me..
that they were being screwed on medicare. The raise that they get with social security was being taken away and more with the increase in medicare to them.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:13 PM
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15. I don't even know what my Medigap policy is about anymore.
The premium changes every month and I only turned 65 a year ago, so it's not like I've been a huge liability for ten or more years.

As far as Medicare, I beg that if Congress can't do the fixes Al Gore was going to do, that at least they keep BushCo out of it until we get a responsible President.
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slide to the left Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:08 PM
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12. I don't speak W
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allalone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:10 PM
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13. my brain hurts.....
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emdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:12 PM
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14. I'm convinced that he wrote the whole plan himself....
that's how confusing it is.
emdee
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:13 PM
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16. That is the most contorted Bushism ever! ... Great find! ... K&R
:rofl:
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