Friday, May 9, 2008

Cheney - The Economy Is Great!

He even said it with a straight face:

Vice President Dick Cheney, who declared $2.5 million in taxable income last year and $8.8 million in 2006, says America's economy is strong as ever.

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Cheney said that the US economy “remains the envy of the world,” and that the recent “slowdown” might have been worse had Bush not enacted tax cuts in 2001 and 2003.

Because of this, he said, “the slowdown that did come was a fairly mild one.”

“For the better part of six years now, this nation's economy grew without pause,” Cheney added.
It's good to see that near lame duck status hasn't made him lose his sense of humor . . . .

2 comments:

  1. It's funny how having millions in the bank can make you say crazy shit like that.

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  2. Well, Mr. Cheney, to quite honest with you, my economic life sucks, and I make pretty good money. I lost $10,000 from my retirement plan last quarter, thank you very much.

    The economy is in part what people think it is. Right now the neocon cheerleaders are hoping with all the angst they can muster to continue convincing the people that it's just jim-dandy. When a critical mass of people notice that the economy is actually crap, it will go down in a big hurry.

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