TRUTHFUL STATEMENTS FROM BUSH
Sixteen untrue words in the State of the Union message helped push America into war with Iraq. Its now clear that the remaining 5,397 words in the speech were just as misleading:
ON THE ECONOMY:
GEORGE BUSH: We will not pass along our problems to...other generations.
THE TRUTH: $1.9 trillion in new debt over 5 years, with deficits continuing thereafter.
ON TAX CUTS:
GEORGE BUSH: The tax relief is for everyone who pays income taxes... Americans will keep, this year, an average of almost $1,000 more of their own money.
THE TRUTH: Nearly half of all taxpayers get less than $100. And 31% of all taxpayers get nothing at all.
ON SOCIAL SECURITY:
GEORGE BUSH: We continue to work together to keep Social Security sound and reliable.
THE TRUTH: The costs of the Bush tax cuts exceed by 3 times the entire projected shortfall in Social Security.
GEORGE BUSH: Our first goal is...an economy that grows fast enough to employ every man and woman who seeks a job.
THE TRUTH: Bush is the first President since Hoover to preside over an economy that has lost jobs, not created them, more than 2.9 million since 2001.
ON THE ENVIRONMENT:
GEORGE BUSH: [My] Clear Skies legislation...mandates a 70% cut in air pollution from power plants over the next 15 years.
THE TRUTH: The Bush plan will allow more than 100,000 additional premature deaths by 2020 than alternative legislation developed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The plan does not regulate carbon emissions and allows far more sulfur and mercury emissions.
GEORGE BUSH: [W]e achieved historic education reform ... which must now be carried out in every school and in every classroom.
THE TRUTH: Bush cut $8 billion from the promised funds for education.
Analysis above is prepared by the Campaign for America's Future.
http://www.misleader.org/pdf/nyt_ad.pdf has more on this topic, plus a website
Sent by Clair Hochstetler