Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bush explains Medicare D



Subject: IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS: UNDERSTANDING THE NEW MEDICARE DRUG BILL

Bush Explains Medicare Drug Bill -- Verbatim Quote
Submitted on 2005-12-13 16:35:14

WOMAN IN AUDIENCE: 'I don't really understand. How is the new plan going to fix the problem?'

Verbatim response: 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.'

Pass it on. [hat tip JZ Souweine]
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6 Comments:

Blogger expatbrian said...

Jeez! I can't even give that the credibility of calling it double speak. This just sounds like the response of an ignorant person who has no clue what the hell they are talking about. The man is truly an ignoramous.

11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous I. Conoplastic said...

DOUBLESPEAK?! It's goddamn GIBBERISH.

HALFSPEAK is the apex of communication which this moron of a chief executive is capable.

12:48:00 PM  
Blogger porchwise said...

This is a man with a law degree? Must have majored in Corporate Dr. Suess.

5:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Frightening, isn't it? This is your president, sans wire feed.

9:47:00 PM  
Blogger No Blood for Hubris said...

Gakk.

(Ah yes now I recall the librul media excoriating Gore for wearing browns and railing at Kerry for windsurfing . . ahahaha too silly to be preznits ahaha . . thank you thank you librul media for foisting this confederacy of dunces upon us . . . . you too I hope shall walk the plank one day . . . .)

10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Walter said...

Does anyone know when and where these words were spoken by Bush? I need to authenticate it in order to use it further.

Thanks.

broadcrest@yahoo.com

4:32:00 PM  

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