Today's Note From a Madman
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
A New name for President Bush's and the Republican's Town Hall Meeting strategy on destroying Social Security:
The Million Lie March
Medicare is in REAL trouble. The kind of
trouble President Bush says
Social Security is
you might not have known is that Medicare is
in more trouble than Social Security and the
If, as according to President Bush, Social Security is $3.7 trillion dollars short for the next 75 years, then Medicare will be $27.8 trillion dollars short in that period of time.
Social Security, at its earliest will start paying out more than it takes in by 2018. However, the trusties seem to extend those numbers every year. Medicare, however is paying out more
today. Social Security's trust fund is safe until at least 2042. Medicare's trust fund will be depleted by 2019.
"Once we modernize and save Social Security for a young generation of Americans, then it will be time to deal with the unfunded liabilities in Medicare,''
-President Bush, to reporters last month
Social Security by anybody's definition is NOT in immediate crisis. The only crisis that it holds are the dollars not being stolen by Bush's kronies on Wall Street.
You want to fix something that's in crisis today, GW? Fix the medical plan that covers 42 million disable and elderly US citizens. Fix the Medicare system.
If there was any money to steal from Medicare, it would be "thing-one" on the neo-cons' list of "things to do."
Justice Department Priorities
Here are Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' stated priorities as head of the Justice Department:
How many of you remember Robert Kennedy as the US Attorney General? He was the guy who fought for civil rights!
We could use a man like him again.
An "Are You Kidding Me?" Moment
year, Iran refused to let international
nuclear inspectors into a suspected military site. More recently, they refused
that access yet again! Pierre Goldschmidt, a
deputy secretary general of the IAEA
(International Atomic Energy Agency) said that Iran is continuing to build a
heavy water reactor (that's bad) in the city of Arak.
Iran is also blocking the investigations of equipment purchases that
could be used for NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
Now, let's put this together with Russia Selling nuclear fuel to Iran. Add it all up and, WE HAVE A PROBLEM.
Where is President Bush on all this? Where are his supporters? Where are those on the right fighting for "freedom" and "liberty" and "democracy" while Iran is assembling a possible nuclear arsenal?
WHERE WAS PRESIDENT BUSH LAST YEAR WHEN IRAN WOULDN'T ALLOW INSPECTORS INTO THEIR FACILITIES?
WHERE WAS PRESIDENT BUSH LAST YEAR AFTER HE DECLARED IRAN A MEMBER OF THE "AXIS OF EVIL?"
Oh yeah. GW Bush was in Iraq. That's the place that President Bush SAID had nuclear weapons. That's the place President Bush SAID wouldn't allow inspectors to "inspect.
We have left ourselves, our country and our military vulnerable while the declared enemies of the United States make themselves more powerful and more dangerous every single day.
Get off your Tush, President Bush.
In response to my sentiments about Robert Reich and Dr. N. Gregory Mankiw, Jack Kashinsky writes:
disagree with you in your comments concerning Robert
Perhaps your objection to the NAFTA agreement has prejudiced your objectivity.
Parasites like Wal-Mart base their entire marketing program on three factors:
I can understand people living at the bottom of Maslow's pyramid, where every dime counts, shopping there. However the bulk of people shopping there could afore to spend a little more and shop elsewhere. But when the situation boils down to principles vs. pocketbook. The pocket book wins the greater majority of the time, and this is how these malignancies thrive.
Wal-Mart , and the other parasites are well aware of this, and market accordingly.
This is what makes America a great country. We're allowed to disagree and still be on the same side. -NG
Stupid Quotes of the Day
There is still "a lack of understanding" of the Social
Security issue among his constituents and if the president did not do a better
job of teaching them, "nothing is going to happen."
-Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Finance Committee, after holding 18 town hall meetings
No, Senator Grassley, your constituents really DO understand. You, President Bush and the rest of the money-grubbing corporate-communists that want it all while giving back nothing in return truly DON'T understand. Social Security works in its current form. And, speaking of work, hopefully, you won't work as a senator much longer.
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