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The Onion, 01/17/01: More Truthful Than It Knew On George W. Bush

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 26, 2013

Somebody dusted off the scarily and sadly prescient article on George W. Bush from the January 17, 2001 issue of The Onion and added links in the appropriate spots so we could all see just how accurate it was.

Here’s a taste:

Bush swore to do “everything in [his] power” to undo the damage wrought by Clinton’s two terms in office, including selling off the national parks to developers, going into massive debt to develop expensive and impractical weapons technologies, and passing sweeping budget cuts that drive the mentally ill out of hospitals and onto the street.

During the 40-minute speech, Bush also promised to bring an end to the severe war drought that plagued the nation under Clinton, assuring citizens that the U.S. will engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years.

“You better believe we’re going to mix it up with somebody at some point during my administration,” said Bush, who plans a 250 percent boost in military spending. “Unlike my predecessor, I am fully committed to putting soldiers in battle situations. Otherwise, what is the point of even having a military?”

On the economic side, Bush vowed to bring back economic stagnation by implementing substantial tax cuts, which would lead to a recession, which would necessitate a tax hike, which would lead to a drop in consumer spending, which would lead to layoffs,
which would deepen the recession even further.

The thing speaks for itself.


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