Wednesday, August 08, 2007

In other words, not only is our economy strong, but so is the economies around the world


Wait, there isn’t a Democratic debate today? Is that even legal?

Bush gave a little speech at the Treasury Department today. He in other words’d quoted Treasury Secretary Paulson: “Here’s how he puts it. He said, ‘This is far and away the strongest global economy I’ve seen in my business lifetime.’ In other words, not only is our economy strong, but so is the economies around the world.”

He warned against the Democratic approach to the budget: “Democrats in Congress got a significant appetite for more federal spending.” Mmm, federal spending.

“I’m an optimistic person, particularly when it comes to the ability of Americans to create and dream and work hard. I’ll be less optimistic if Congress has its way and raises taxes on the American people.” Oh no, Congress is threatening our greatest national resource, George Bush’s sunny optimism! They must be stopped!! “And that’s why we’re going to work hard not to let them do so.” Don’t you mean create and dream and work hard not to let them do so?


He kept bringing up eBay as a model for the economy, or something.

“The purpose of government is to make it more possible for people to realize dreams, and to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit.” And to invade countries and kill people, don’t forget that. “That has been the policies of this administration and it will continue to be the policies of this administration.”

See, Bush knows that speeches need drama and drama needs conflict. That is why his subjects and verbs are constantly in violent disagreement.

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