You couldn’t generate better blogging material if you just made this stuff up:
President Bush signaled yesterday that he would add personal investment accounts to the Social Security system, simplify the tax code without raising taxes and cut the budget deficit in half, all before he leaves office in 2009.
Ambitious as those promises are, they may be mathematically impossible, budget and policy analysts say.
“Analysts Call Outlook for Bush Plan Bleak: Too Much Deficit, Not Enough Revenue,” by Jonathan Weisman (Washington Post).
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