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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Funeral Financing, Dubya Style

posted by Jazz at 1/26/2005 09:12:00 AM

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Look, it's not like you're going to live as long as white folks, so what do you care?
President Bush told black leaders Tuesday that his plan to add private accounts to Social Security would benefit blacks since they tend to have shorter lives than some other Americans and end up paying in more than they get out.
Bush managed to rustle up 11% of the black vote in November, which was up from the nine percent he got in 2000. This, to me, sounds like an excellent way to scare that extra two percent back to the Democrats. Seriously now... who wrote that for him? Is that really a way to build support? Call me a starry eyed optimist, but if I was going to lie to the black demographic to try to win their support, I think I might lead out with something more along the lines of, "We're going to try to figure out why blacks don't live as long, and work on a solution to that."

Just file this one under "Duhbya."