Editore"s Note
Tilting at Windmills

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December 2, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

SOLVENT....Atrios points to this paragraph from an AP story about a George Bush fundraising speech:

Not breaking any ground, Bush highlighted the accomplishments of his administration, saying he had eliminated the terror threat from Afghanistan and weapons of mass destruction from Iraq and ensured that Medicare will remain solvent.

Atrios rightly mocks the claim that Bush has eliminated weapons of mass destruction from Iraq, but the second claim is even more astounding.

Bush has ensured that Medicare will remain solvent? How? By adding $400 billion in prescription drug costs without adding any additional funding to a program that's already due to go bust within a decade or two?

Is that George Bush's idea of solvent?

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