A man and his wife are dining at a table in a plush restaurant, and the husband keeps staring at a drunken lady swigging her gin as she sits alone at a nearby table.
The wife asks, "Do you know her?"
Yes," sighs the husband, "She's my ex-wife. She took to drinking right after we divorced seven years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since."
My God!" says the wife, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long."
I don't trust this Bushman one bit. His goal is to destroy everything that's made the average citizen feel safe growing up in America. We always had something to depend on and Social Security lifted millions of people out of poverty. He's destroyed the mentally ill. Next it's the elderly. The man has no conscience at all. Do you think it has something to do with his being a Christian?
“However you cut it, though, there's no question that one of Bush's biggest new budget initiatives—if not the biggest—is private Social Security accounts. You'd be able to put in 4 percent of your wages covered by Social Security (up to $1,100 a year), starting in 2010. The cost would total $712 billion through 2016, and would be covered by Social Security tax payments. Think about it. Last year Bush stressed Social Security privatization but didn't put the costs in his budget (though they were in last July's midyear budget update). This year, when he didn't mention privatization, it's in the budget. Go figure.
“What do the numbers tell us? That Bush may be serious about his competitiveness initiative, but he's really serious about privatizing Social Security. That's not an applause line. But it sure is the bottom line.” —Allen Sloan, Newsweek (Feb. 20, 2006, p. 18)
"We're going to cut meals to $20 a meal. Where are they going to eat? McDonald's?" Sen. Trent Lott, sneering at some reform proposals capping the price of lobbyist-paid lunches.