1. Social Security Surplus
BUSH PLEDGES NOT TO TOUCH SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS… “We’re going to keep the promise of Social Security and keep the government from raiding the Social Security surplus.” [President Bush, 3/3/01]
…BUSH SPENDS SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS The New York Times reported that “the president’s new budget uses Social Security surpluses to pay for other programs every year through 2013, ultimately diverting more than $1.4 trillion in Social Security funds to other purposes.” [The New York Times, 2/6/02]
IT’S 10 O’CLOCK. DO YOU KNOW WHO YOUR VICE PRESIDENT IS?
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Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us. – Vice President Dick Cheney, August 2002
LET US NOW SMEAR FREEDOM-LOVING PHILANTHROPISTS
No one has given more money to foster liberty and democracy than George Soros. But if you can smear war heroes, why not philanthropists? Thanks to Jesse Kornbluth’s Swami Uptown for pointing me to this exchange between House Speaker Dennis Hastert – third in line for the Presidency after the aforementioned Dick Cheney – and Fox News’s Chris Wallace.
HASTERT: You know, I don’t know where George Soros gets his money. I don’t know where – if it comes overseas or from drug groups or where it comes from. And I…
WALLACE: Excuse me?
HASTERT: Well, that’s what he’s been for a number years – George Soros has been for legalizing drugs in this country. So, I mean, he’s got a lot of ancillary interests out there.
WALLACE: You think he may be getting money from the drug cartel?
HASTERT: I’m saying I don’t know where groups – could be people who support this type of thing. I’m saying we don’t know. The fact is we don’t know where this money comes from.
And how about this characterization of Soros, which Jesse says was posted on the GOPAC website last year (‘the premier training organization for Republican candidates for elected office’):
No other single person represents the symbol and the substance of globalism more than this Hungarian-born descendant of Shylock. He is the embodiment of the Merchant from Venice.
Shylock, lest anyone’s memory need refreshing, was Shakespeare’s merciless, miserly Jew.
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You see those charts that say if you put away $500 a year starting at age 20, by the time you're 50 you'd have a gazillion dollars. It just makes you ill that you didn't do it. You almost want to grab young people and shake 'em and say, 'Please don't make the same mistake I did. Please.'~James Carville
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