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Outragous lies from book about O'Neill(3 posts)

Outragous lies from book about O'NeillSpoiler
Feb 4, 2004 1:47 PM
First, I think we owe all the conservative members of this forum an apology. They told us that the book would be full of malicious lies that are hurtful. After reading the following exerpt, I have to agree. I can't believe someone gets away with saying things like this.

(quotes from Mr. Bush's 2001 speech to a joint session of Congress)
"My budget has funded a responsible increase in our ongoing operations. It has funded our nation's important priorities. It has protected Social Security and Medicare. And our surpluses are big enough that there is still money left over.

Many of you have talked about the need to pay down our national debt. I listened, and I agree. (Applause.) We owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now, and I hope you will join me to pay down $2 trillion in debt during the next 10 years. (Applause.) At the end of those 10 years, we will have paid down all the debt that is available to retire. (Applause.) That is more debt, repaid more quickly than has ever been repaid by any nation at any time in history. (Applause.)

We should also prepare for the unexpected, for the uncertainties of the future. We should approach our nation's budget as any prudent family would, with a contingency fund for emergencies or additional spending needs. For example, after a strategic review, we may need to increase defense spending. We may need to increase spending for our farmers or additional money to reform Medicare. And so, my budget sets aside almost a trillion dollars over 10 years for additional needs. That is one trillion additional reasons you can feel comfortable supporting this budget. (Applause.)

We have increased our budget at a responsible 4 percent. We have funded our priorities. We paid down all the available debt. We have prepared for contingencies. And we still have money left over."

"Yeah,but we didn't know that the Clinton recession had...cycleaddict
Feb 4, 2004 6:59 PM
begun to erode our dream and that Halliburton was going to steal what was left!!"

"Yeah,but we didn't know that the Clinton recession had...Spoiler
Feb 4, 2004 10:03 PM
So Bush made a bold statement and took action based on faulty intelligence? That would never happen.