Freedom Fry

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Monday, March 07, 2005


3:41 PM

Porky PigThere's a lot happening: Freed journalists accusing the US of wanting to sabotage their rescue (a little far-fetched, methinks); the Syrian pullout of troops; Shimon Peres muttering about the possibility of peace talks with Damascus if the pullout is for real. But in spite of all these important events, I couldn't resist putting this out there. Here is yet another fine example of the simple-speak our Commander in Chief is renowned for:

"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. 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."
George W. Bush explaining his plan to save Social Security, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 4, 2005 doesn't that make you feel soo much better?


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