Fear of Clowns

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable."
- H. L. Mencken

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Why increase spending on a program that is "going bankrupt"? 

A curious excerpt from Bush's 2001 State of the Union Address - he notes his budget proposed increasing spending for Social Security ...

We increase spending next year for Social Security and Medicare, and other entitlement programs, by $81 billion.
February 27, 2001

... and four years later he is issuing an alarmist warning that it's going bankrupt ... go figure.

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