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Fact of the Week

Fact of the Week

On July 29, President Bush said something so wrong-headed, mean-spirited, and stupid about welfare and education that we have to quote a full paragraph.

Under the way they're kind of writing it right now, out of the Senate Finance Committee, some people could spend their entire five years -- there's a five-year work requirement -- on welfare, going to college. Now, that's not my view of helping people become independent. And it's certainly not my view of understanding the importance of work and helping people achieve the dignity necessary so they can live a free life, free from government control.

George W. Bush spent four years at Yale and two years at Harvard Business School before he held down a job that lasted for more than none months. Now he would like Americans to believe that these six years did nothing for his understanding of the importance of work or for the dignity that he needs to live a free life.

Sources: White House transcripts, 29 July 2002; Frontline chronology

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