This article describes how Bush lied to fellow Republicans in Congress regarding the prescription drug bill. Apparently, there were 13 Republicans who would not vote for the bill, if it cost over $400 billion because, hey, Republicans are against big government, right? It turns out former Medicare administrator Thomas Scully “directed his chief cost analyst to withhold information sought by Congress about the cost of the Medicare prescription-drug bill”. From the article:
It is crystal clear that the Bush administration deliberately misled Congress by arguing that its then-pending Medicare drug bill would cost just $395 billion for the first 10 years, when its own experts placed the cost at $500 billion to $600 billion.
Is there anyone Bush hasn’t lied to, lately? How does he get away with this and not look like a complete imbecile to the “average” American?