Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Say Wha??

The latest from our President:

"Because the—all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculate, for example, is on the table; whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There's a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those—changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be—or closer delivered to what has been promised. Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled. Look, there's a series of things that cause the—like, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculate—the benefits will rise based upon inflation, as opposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if those—if that growth is affected, it will help on the red."


—Explaining his plan to save Social Security, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 4, 2005

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http://slate.msn.com/id/76886/

-Jean Chen

2 Comments:

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At 12:29 AM, Blogger The Green Man said...

This is particularly funny to me, since I just read about 100 pages of well-crafted, well-written advice to Republicans about how to explain their Social Security plan in clear language that everyone can understand. Apparently, the President doesn't discriminate about what he refuses to read.

 

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