Tuesday, September 28, 2004

I spoke too soon

And I'm GLAD.

Below, I asked if they would ever start using the word "liar" to describe George W. Bush.

Well, John Edwards must have read my mind.

"They will absolutely lie about anything," Edwards said Monday at a rally in Victory Park attended by hundreds of well-wishers.

A Bush health care ad claims that Kerry would put health care decisions in the hands of government "bureaucrats" at a cost of $1.5 trillion. Independent analysts estimate the cost at $895 billion over 10 years, which Kerry says he would pay for by repealing Bush's tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans.

"There's not a single new government program in our health care plan," which calls for strengthening existing government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, giving tax breaks to employers that provide health insurance, and allowing Americans to buy prescription drugs from Canada, Edwards said.

Edwards said Monday that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have been consistent but consistently wrong. "He will never admit he's done anything wrong," Edwards said of Bush. "They've made a lot of mistakes, and our troops and our taxpayers are paying for that right now."

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