Saturday, April 01, 2006

April Fool's Radio Address


Bush, safely back at his Crawford Ranch, issued his weekly radio address this morning. It took four minutes of his precious recreational time to read the script provided. Oh, the rich get rich, and the poor get poorer, in the meantime, in between time, ain't we got fun? and the middle class is further squeezed out of existence.

Thank you for listening. Audio of "speech"
Bush lives in a sunny and lovely care free preppy schooled and rich dreamworld and the masses are excluded. No wonder Bush never worries. He knows he has taken all of our tax dollars for himself and his wealthy friends. As he told a well-heeled group in 2000: "This is an impressive crowd - the haves and the have-mores," quipped the GOP standard-bearer. "Some people call you the elites; I call you my base."
Things have tightened up out here in reality since Bush enacted all his tax cuts for the obscenely wealthy and stole our taxes for his war contractor pals. "Facts are stupid things", St. Teflon of Trickle Down said. Bush takes it several steps further and makes up "facts" he likes and the stupid believe him. When has he ever told the truth? Why does anyone believe him when they can see their own checkbook balance...one would think they'd tire of the illusion he cares about anyone but himself.
I believe our economy grows when you're allowed to keep more of your hard-earned money and make your own decisions about how to save, spend, and invest.
Note, he "believes" we get to keep more of our money, with nothing to back it up. Americans have never been more out of the loop in deciding where our tax revenues go. Billions for war. We're against it. Savings? Who's he kidding, we don't have EXTRA money to save, savings are down. His hypocritical mantra urging US to save for our own health insurance, retirement, emergency funds, while he can't even stick to a budget would be funny if WE didn't have to pay for his inability to balance our checkbook.
The daily grind is that American consumers are borrowing to stay afloat, and consumerism is the ONLY thing moving right now. The illusion that more "stuff" equals prosperity is a Madison Avenue meme that shoppers desperately hope is true. Debt is up and anyone with a television set or a telephone knows that "home equity" loans are being marketed to us day in and day out. Solve all your financial woes and BORROW...it's what George does. Payback is a bitch and about to get worse,interest rates are up which should further squeeze Mr. and Mrs. Credit Card Consumer. Credit card companies have the laws on their side, bankruptcy is readily available to corporations but not Joe and Joetta Mainstreet.
Since 2001, the tax relief we delivered has left $880 billion in the hands of American workers.
If Bush counts CEOs and rich idle people like himself as "workers" this might be true. Corporate profits are up
The evidence is overwhelming: The opponents of tax cuts were wrong. Tax relief has helped to create jobs and opportunities for American families, and it's helped our economy grow. I don't know what evidence the Chimp is looking at, life in the real world and not among the elite and obscenely wealthy tells a different tale.Spending slowed
If the Republicans don't like the money situation they just change the rules and quit reporting pertinent data...Feds quit reporting on M3 money supply which means very little to most Americans. It's a shell game, they hide their mistakes behind fake statistics and continue to ream us.
More Americans now own their own homes than at any time in our history, and minority homeownership is at record levels.
Another misleading statement, there are more people, but fewer can actually afford homes.Home sales fell

Making tax relief permanent includes extending the tax cuts on dividends and capital gains. These tax cuts have been vital to our economic growth. By lowering the cost of capital, this tax relief has given businesses an incentive to invest and expand, and that has helped create jobs and opportunity. I urge the Congress to extend these pro-growth tax cuts, so our businesses can plan with confidence and keep creating jobs for American workers.
Stocks are down Oil prices are up, the cost of living is up. Where's the pro-growth part for middle class America?
Who knows best how to use your money -- the politicians in Washington or you? I believe the money we spend in Washington is your money, not the government's money. I trust you to make the best decisions about what to do with your hard-earned dollars, because when you do, your family is better off, our economy grows, and prosperity and opportunity spread throughout our great land.
Nice rhetoric but the facts don't substantiate one word.Since President Bush took office in January 2001, the debt ceiling has been boosted four times. Over the past five years, the total increase in authorization to spend more than receipts exceeds $3 trillion. It's amazing that there are still some who believe this president is a conservative.
Spending restraint in Washington? Who the hell is he kidding? My god, it's blatant lying. Who buys this crap? How many real Americans rely on income from their stocks and bonds or the death of rich relatives?

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