Friday, March 24, 2006

Say What, Mr. President?

Again, it looks as though the President thinks he's talking to a bunch of sycophants and idiots. Certainly, he spends a great deal of time politically defaming those would disagree with him, but that doesn't mean we should shirk our responsibility and not call W a liar when he lies. Have a gander:
The problem we have is that we've got people who want to -- who want to spend more money in Washington. That's why we need fiscally sound people like Mike Sodrel in the United States Congress. And we also must show some political courage when it comes to the budget. The main reason the budget goes up is because of mandatory spending increases. Those would be your increases in Social Security and Medicare.
Excuse me, but methinks the president's beloved "war-on-terror" and his reorganization and puffing up the government to even larger sizes (witness new departments within Homeland Security as well as the whole of itself) are the culprits here.

Social Security should be self sustaining, and if it is not, it should be corrected, not abolished. And Medicare is getting bigger because he's the one putting into place the new prescription drug "benefit." So, it seems the president has ensnared himself in yet another rhetorical noose, complete with his pants down and on fire.

2 comments:

Neil Shakespeare said...

Here we go again with that 'straw man' shit. What 'some people'? Yeah, we've got you, George, and all your buddies with the open checkbook of the American taxpayer and you've put a red number in there that's higher than any number ever seen! Christ what lying, self-deceiving stupid shithead.

Kvatch said...

Social Security should be self sustaining, and if it is not, it should be corrected, not abolished.

Sorry, but I vote for abolishment.