Skip to comments.Bush's "Ecclectic" Reading List, 2007- Brian Willims sticks finger in Bush's Chest
Posted on 01/29/2012 4:58:37 PM PST by Nachum
President Bush explains his diverse reading habits to NBC's Brian Willaims.
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
You are believing the New York Times version of the Bush Presidency.
Riiiiight. Because Dubya’s pathological support for Amnesty - “See you at the bill signing” - or his big government nonsense in terms of of No Child Left Behind, Campaign Finance Reform, Medicare Part D etc etc was some made up fantasy by the liberal media (sarcasm off).
Just saw that Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters wrote up a post on this, and gave you a hat tip. Well done:
“Flashback 2006: NBC’s Brian Williams Points Finger At President Bush”
“As NewsBusters previously reported, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams on Thursday, reacting with predictably similar disgust as the rest of the media to the picture of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pointing her finger at Barack Obama, asked viewers, “Who have you ever seen talking to the president like this?”
Maybe he should have looked in the archives of interviews he did with George W. Bush...
...The video above was posted by a YouTube user named Stulz on January 21, 2007, and linked at Free Republic by Nachum about an hour ago.”
Thanks so much Qbert. Nice to be recognized. Better still, it has become a larger story.
"Thanks so much Qbert. Nice to be recognized. Better still, it has become a larger story."
My pleasure. And thanks for posting the info.
Bush simply said it was a complex problem involving border control, what to do with the illegals already in the country and the demands of industry for those willing to work. With what of that do you disagree. He never got around to a detailed solution. What would yours be?
or his big government nonsense in terms of of No Child Left Behind,
What he did there was add teeth to the existing bill. The existing bill said that if a school was failing for three years in a row they were on probation. If they failed for another two years in a row they would ..... ? Bush added that they would lose Federal funding until they were no longer failing. The Democrats hated that and delayed things until Bush was gone to change it. What was wrong about what Bush did?
Campaign Finance Reform,
I agree that he should have vetoed it but he thought the Supreme Court would find it unconstitutional. They surprisingly did not.
Medicare Part D
Surprisingly to most people, the first year Medicare part D was passed it saved Medicare $90,000,000,000 because he introduced free enterprise into the system and Wal*Mart and other large chain stores starting offering Medicare patients their drugs for $4.00 per prescription if they would accept generics on some of them. What is your complaint about that?
“Surprisingly to most people, the first year Medicare part D was passed it saved Medicare $90,000,000,000”
I have read it in a couple of places in the past but I don’t remember where. Perhaps this will get you started.
Committee Holds Hearing on Medicare Part D - Committee on ...
Jul 24, 2008 Our subject is the Medicare Part D program that provides a ... It delivers $10 billion annually in savings to the federal and state ... Passage of reform legislation could save the taxpayer almost $90 billion over the next ten years.
Part D price controls trigger new arguments in hearing - - Drug Topics
Sep 15, 2008 Controversy continues in Congress over Medicare Part D price controls. ... prices, which he stated could save almost $90 billion during the next 10 years. ... And capturing the alleged ‘savings’ would be short-lived and painful.
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... in part, by cost-savings measures taken in response to the 2008 recession, which ... In some cases I’d call it opportunistic, and I think it’s smart when a country is ... to $90 billion in discounts that will help to fill in the Medicare Part. D Donut ...
Their idea of “savings” is instead of the government spending say 500 billion dollars, with this legislation they’re only spending 300 billion. They “saved” two hundred billion. Fail.
I am against Social Security and Medicare although I participate in both. I think neither should ever have come into existence. As far as Bush is concerned, he introduced private enterprise into Medicare D putting the big drug companies and their retailers in competition for the business, so prices went down.
I pay over $30.00/month for Part D and in the 8 years I have had it my total drug purchases have been less than $20.00. So, I have spent $2,880 for less than a $20 benefit. Not a good investment.