Thursday, January 27, 2005

Be Afraid!
Social Security Will Be

... By 1988!

Yep. That's what George W. said...

In 1978.

A Shrub Grows in Midland


They keep getting shorter. Prescott Bush, the investment banker and senator from Connecticut, was 6’4" and aristocratic looking. His son, President George H.W. Bush, grew to a handsome 6’2". The man they once called Junior, who currently serves as governor of Texas, is barely six feet, and cute.


According to Gary Ott, who was then a reporter for the Plainview Daily Herald, Bush stopped by the paper’s little office "maybe five or six times. He’d sit down at my desk; he was a fun guy. He was very outgoing, very friendly, and we would argue politics since I was a liberal. We’d argue over Carter policies." Bush criticized energy policy, federal land use policy, subsidized housing, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("a misuse of power," he said), and he warned that Social Security would go bust in ten years unless people were given a chance to invest the money themselves. None of this really distinguished him from Hance, though, so in the end Bush simply argued that a Republican could better represent the district: "If you want a chance in the way Congress has been run, send someone who will be independent from those who will run the Congress." LINK

Smart one, ain't he?

"If you want a chance in the way Congress has been run, send someone who will be independent from those who will run the Congress."

Independent, my ass!

Yes, Cats & Kittens! When George W. ridiculed senior citizens during yesterday's Lost In Space Press Conference, he was merely regurgitating a 1978 talking point from his failed congressional election bid.

If you just ate, reading the transcript might be better for your health.

Spewing Republican lies about Social Security (or any other Democratic Party program) is nothing new.

Dismantling The Great Society and The New Deal have long been major Republican goals.

Be afraid.

Calling it personal accounts or privatization doesn't make a damned bit of difference!

It's still the spiel of the Indulgence Seller and the Snake Oil Salesman, designed to separate you from your money.

Will it work?

19th Century
Snake Oil Salesmen
(Oklahoma Territory)

If Americans are as pig ignorant and as downright mean as George W., the answer is yes.

Alas, it's not even comforting knowing that Indulgence Sellers and Snake Oil Salesmen are condemned to an eternity of mastication inside the Mouth Of Hell...

Hell's Eternal Lunch Break

Heavy sigh.


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