From the first article...
Now, of course, we all know that Gore lies, Lott lies, Cheney lies, etc. But the difference between those liars and Bush is the Resident tells us that he is telling the truth when he is lying.
That's true only if you pretend that the 1978 law isn't already in effect, implemented through Reagan's executive order.
Anyone know what that 1978 [pre-Reagan] law is, and why it is *only* implemented through an executive order?
When [Tommy Thompson] challenged about his statement today in the face of the Anthrax crisis and the limited availablility of both anthrax vaccine and Cipro, he reiterated his statment with a stress on the word "respond": "Yes, I said we would be able to RESPOND." You're in a car that crashes at an intersection. Those who see you crash would be sure to RESPOND, but in what way and to what end? --Politex, 10/17/01
Is that a lie? What reponse happens when a accident occurs? Does it save lives?
Democrats should be indicting Bush for turning his back on working families by enforcing austerity in a time of need.
Now austerity is a period of paying off loans and debt. What this quote is advocating is criminal litigation for Bush *not* getting out Uncle Sam's Credit card and charging up the limit.
[Note the link is to a much lenghier work on the same topic by the same author than the provided. Here is another quote from it...
Deficit spending, not debt reduction, should be the order of the day.
...back to the previously cited article]
And they should be taking credit for the tax rebate that people are getting--that was a Democratic idea that wasn't even in the Bush plan.
So not only was it a bad idea for the tax rebate, but it was the Democrats... I picked up on those quotes, becuase Robert L Borosage actually has no meat to his claims that Bush is lying. Not even in the lenthier article.
The crime here? Rove's penchant for attending meetings on issues involving companies in which he owned stock. He took part in multiple energy policy meetings while owning stock in energy companies such as Enron. And in March, he met at the White House with the chairman of Intel and a pair of lobbyists who were pushing for approval of a high-tech merger the White House endorsed shortly thereafter. Three months later, Rove sold his Intel stock for $110,000.
[the White House task force on energy] included a Bush appointee whose wife was raking in $60,000 lobbying for electricity companies at the same time her hubby was helping craft the energy plan.
The Bush Lie?
Two days after taking office, George W. gave his troops their marching orders on ethics: "I expect every member of this administration to stay well within the boundaries that define legal and ethical conduct," said W. "This means avoiding even the appearance of improper conduct."
It was obvious from the start that the administration's numbers didn't add up. And in case you were wondering, the administration is still lying.
The proof given...
But here's an easy way to see that the numbers are bogus: O.M.B. claims that the budget will show a surplus of $1 billion this year, and another $1 billion next year. Ask yourself how likely it is that revenues and outlays in a $2 trillion budget would line up that exactly. Then ask yourself how likely it is that they would line up that exactly two years in a row.
but then again maybe Bush is cutting the military after all... (Damned if he do, damned if he don't)
Though President Bush campaigned for election by promising the military "help was on the way" after what he called years of neglect, his administration is now finalizing proposals this week for making big cuts in the armed forces.... The Pentagon has been laying the groundwork for these changes by saying it is essential to cut forces if the United States is going to realistically meet overseas commitments.
Okay I'm tired now... I'll post more later on the next article in the pile. Am I expecting too much out of K5? Can't we come up with better evidence? Maybe its in the other articles.