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President George W. Bush feels the best way to stimulate the economy is to go buy some ribs. What follows is the most bizarre White House press release I have ever seen. It's not satire, its for real.
Your President: Stimulating the Economy By Eatin
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President George W. Bush feels the best way to stimulate the economy is to go buy some ribs. What follows is the most bizarre White House press release I have ever seen. It's not satire, its for real.

President George W. Bush has heard all the complaints about the sorry state of the American working class. From lack of insurance, to subpar wages, to widespread unemployment, he's heard it all. So how better to alleviate the plight of America's working men and women than to buy ribs? What follows is a transcript of our great leader's attempt to stimulate the economy in Roswell, New Mexico.
Nothin' Fancy Cafe Roswell, New Mexico

11:25 A.M. MST

THE PRESIDENT: I need some ribs.

Q Mr. President, how are you?

THE PRESIDENT: I'm hungry and I'm going to order some ribs.

Q What would you like?

THE PRESIDENT: Whatever you think I'd like.

Q Sir, on homeland security, critics would say you simply haven't spent enough to keep the country secure.

THE PRESIDENT: My job is to secure the homeland and that's exactly what we're going to do. But I'm here to take somebody's order. That would be you, Stretch -- what would you like? Put some of your high-priced money right here to try to help the local economy. You get paid a lot of money, you ought to be buying some food here. It's part of how the economy grows. You've got plenty of money in your pocket, and when you spend it, it drives the economy forward. So what would you like to eat?

Q Right behind you, whatever you order.

THE PRESIDENT: I'm ordering ribs. David, do you need a rib?

Q But Mr. President --

THE PRESIDENT: Stretch, thank you, this is not a press conference. This is my chance to help this lady put some money in her pocket. Let me explain how the economy works. When you spend money to buy food it helps this lady's business. It makes it more likely somebody is going to find work. So instead of asking questions, answer mine: are you going to buy some food?

Q Yes.

THE PRESIDENT: Okay, good. What would you like?

Q Ribs.

THE PRESIDENT: Ribs? Good. Let's order up some ribs.

Q What do you think of the democratic field, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: See, his job is to ask questions, he thinks my job is to answer every question he asks. I'm here to help this restaurant by buying some food. Terry, would you like something?

Q An answer.

Q Can we buy some questions?

THE PRESIDENT: Obviously these people -- they make a lot of money and they're not going to spend much. I'm not saying they're overpaid, they're just not spending any money.

Q Do you think it's all going to come down to national security, sir, this election?

THE PRESIDENT: One of the things David does, he asks a lot of questions, and they're good, generally.

END 11:29 A.M. MST
See also:
http://www.kcdirectaction.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=48
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/01/20040122-5.html


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He just never ceases to amaze.