Friday, February 04, 2005

A Nebraskan Speaks the Truth

An excerpt from an Associated Press story this afternoon at MSNBC....

“ 'I fully recognize that the personal retirement account is not the only thing needed to solve Social Security permanently,' Bush said. 'But it’s a part of the solution.' The president has not spelled out the size of benefit cuts that would go along with the private accounts.

Bush continued to stress that the Social Security system would be “flat bust” in 2042, when it will be able to cover about 73 percent of benefits owed. And he repeated his pledge not to change benefits for those already getting checks or those 55 and older.

A heckler in the Nebraska crowd wasn’t buying it. “Quit lying ... you liar,” he yelled.

'We love free speech in America,” Bush replied and then continued his speech.' "

And in America, we also admire people who tell the truth. Especially leaders.

We have no patience for those who mislead.

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