When the President Talks
I usually don’t post this type of stuff but I can’t help it. How can any person not think this is truly frightening. Are we following the script from Being There or The Emperor Has No Clothes?
What is more amazing is that this is posted on the White House Site.
This is not a joke. These are the President’s exact words.
You can read the entire transcript at
Subject: President Bush explains his Social Security Reform Proposal.
WOMAN IN AUDIENCE: I don’t really understand. How is the new plan
going to fix the problem?
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."
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