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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: Let Them Eat Cake

“And we've heard that rhetoric, haven't we, tax the rich? The rich hire lawyers and accountants for a reason, to stick you with the tab.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Oct. 6, 2004

"Bankruptcy should always be a last resort in our legal system. If someone does not pay his or her debts, the rest of society ends up paying them."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, April 20, 2005

“So you see, the rich don’t pay taxes, making ‘society’ do it instead, and he doesn’t seem to have a lot of problems with that, but you can’t be bankrupt because that would hurt society. Of course most cases of bankruptcy are caused by emergencies (medical bills, fires, etc.) not people trying to welsh on their debts to society, while the aforementioned rich folks just don’t want to be troubled by paying taxes because that might cut into weekends in the Hamptons but… Sigh….”

“The really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway.“
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, Annandale, Virginia, Aug. 9, 2004

“You'll hear, we're going to spend -- the government is going to spend the government money here, and the government is going to spend the government here.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, Trenton, New Jersey, Sep. 23, 2002

“We got into deficit because the economy went into the recession -- is how we got into deficit.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 5, 2003

“But this nation has got a deficit because we have been through a war.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, Canton, Ohio, Apr. 24, 2003

“Last year, this company paid out more than $30 million in dividends -- and a lot of that went to Timken employees. So when you hear politicians say the tax cut is only for the rich, they're talking about you.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, Canton, Ohio, Apr. 24, 2003

“So I met a guy today named Joe.... He said, by allowing businesses to expense up to $75,000, it means somebody is more likely to buy a copying machine, or in this case, an architectural fancy machine.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, St. Louis, Missouri, Jan. 22, 2003

“If you put your mind to it, the first-time home buyer, the low-income home buyer can have just as nice a house as anybody else.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2002


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