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Tom Friedman on Bush and the plunging dollar

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>>I have just one question about President Bush's trip to Europe: Did he and Laura go shopping? If they did, I would love to have been a fly on the wall when Laura must have said to George: "George, do you remember how much these Belgian chocolates cost when we were here four years ago? This box of mints was $10. Now it's $15? What happened to the dollar, George? Why is the euro worth so much more now, honey? Didn't Rummy say Europe was old? If we didn't have Air Force One, we never could have afforded this trip on your salary!"<<

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Little sarcasm

is this a story taken from H.G. Wells' classic tale of the Bush invasion, in his "The doom and gloom of the World".
Or the classic
Dems. Little
"Oh my goodness!" said Dems Little. "The dollar is falling! I must go and tell the UN." ?They surly will help and Kerry and Ward Churchill will save us all.? After Dems. Little told the UN the dollar was falling. The UN and Kerry said, ?Go home and tell your people they must raise taxes and turn themselves into a 3rd world country, and then the dollar will rise.???.and all the people of the world rejoiced.

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(NT) (NT) Cute :-) Especially like the 'Dems. Little'!
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the dems could make a fortune selling

hard hats Grin

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Your worldview is out of touch with reality, Mark.

The last three Republican Presidents, representing the party of "fiscal responsibility," ran up budget deficits totaling almost exactly 4 trillion dollars over a total of 12 years. Meanwhile, the last Democratic President ran only a 1 trillion deficit over 8 years, and in his last two years had the only two budget surpluses in recent memory, with a projected one trillion dollar surplus over the next 10 years that Bush the second squandered into a $1.5 trillion deficit over just four years, including the two largest deficits in US history.
(Source: bipartisan Congressional Budget Office. Note how as soon as Clinton took office (BEFORE the Republicans gained control of the House), the deficits started shrinking?
In fact, contrary to Republican myth, the Democrats are clearly the party of fiscal conservatism and responsibility.

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(NT) (NT) how many hats do you want?
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You're not actually trying to persuade these people with the
truth are you? It'll never work Dave. They can't recognize it even if its spoon fed to them. Tell them Reagan is in deep hibernation and will come back to rule again, tell them George can walk on water and not get his cowboy boots wet, tell them anything, but don't tell them the truth. It'll only make them mad.

Rob
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Walkin' on water
...tell them George can walk on water and not get his cowboy boots wet, tell them anything, but don't tell them the truth. It'll only make them mad.

If it was reported to yall that President Bush walked on water the next days headlines from the leftist media would read: "BUSH CAN'T SWIM!"

Old joke, but it fit sooooooo well...

Yall keep on working for me for.... Four more years! Four more years!

DE

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