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by Jim Hightower
PRESIDENT PINOCCHIO SPEAKS TO THE
so much muck to rake, so little time.
I speak, of course, about George
recent "State of the Union" pontifications. What a mess of lies!
headline-grabber was that America is "addicted to oil" and that he'll
reliance on Middle-East oil by 75 percent over the next 20 years. Wow!
a huge change, right? Wrong. Bush didn't mention that our imports
Mid-East constitute a mere 11 percent of America's oil use. Also, the next day,
his own energy secretary rushed out to say of Bush's 75-percent pledge:
didn't mean it literally." The
promise to cut Mid-East imports "was purely an
example," he said. Oh.
there was George's proud economic boast that "America has created
new jobs" during his tenure.
Well... yeah... but America has also lost
million jobs under Bush, leaving a pathetic record of job creation. Plus,
new jobs pay so poorly that hourly workers are not even keeping up with
course, a Bush speech would not be complete without another Iraq lie. This time,
he gloated about his success in "shutting off terrorist
Iraq. Well... not exactly. In fact, just before George's speech, a
wailed that the Iraqi border is "extremely porous" and that a
was being done to stop infiltration by terrorists.
Bush lies just kept flowing: He bragged about reducing federal
example,when in fact he's raised it about 30 percent, and he patted himself
back about his response to Hurricane Katrina, yet the next day the General
Accounting office blasted his administration and Bush himself for their
is Jim Hightower saying... This guy will go down in history as
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Posted February 19, 2006
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