Tuesday | January 28, 2003
"Our union is strong".
Yup, the union has been stronger than this year. Tacit admission that things aren't going so hot.
But he's going to propose, get this, "bold steps".
Man, he uses that "average of $1,000" per taxpayer savings. McCain looked skeptical. Still no talk about budget deficits...
Oh no, now he's crying about the unfairness investors endure with "double taxation"! I guess this is speaking to the average American's domestic concerns?
Social Security privatization
"Instead of bureaucrats and trial lawyers, we have to put doctors and nurses back in charge of American healthcare". What about HMOs? Oh yeah, they're in the GOP's pocket.
So this is the president's health care proposal? Tort reform? Jesus! I wish I was kidding...
For seniors, $400 billion over 10 years to strengthen Medicare. Sounds good, but how will we pay for it? Not with tax cuts....
Energy and Environment
Ha ha ha! By cutting down forests!
$1.2 billion for hydrogen powered automobiles. Tries to explain this and stumbles ("hydrogen-powered energy cell" taxed his brain).
Wow! No mention of ANWR ...
$450 million for mentors -- organized by GOVERNMENT! I thought Republicans hated government...
Drugs -- "crowds out friendship". Huh?
$600 million over the next three years on drug treatment. Sounds good.
So far, no real bombshells....