Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Allen Buckley explains gravity (I think)

In what has to be one of my nominations for least comprehensible news story title of all time, the Duluth [GA] Weekly puts up Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Buckley explains gravity on deficits report in light of baby boom entitlements.

I'd say, "What the F?" here, because i think that's the point: the word "on" was probably supposed to have been the word "of."

Anyway, after going through all the debt and deficit numbers in the new budget [which I would cite but they would only start your day off badly], this appears:

All of these debts are being incurred just before the massive baby boomer entitlements start. The first batch of baby boomers-those born in 1946-will be eligible for Medicare in 2011. Each year thereafter, a new batch is added.

Allen Buckley, a CPA and attorney, and the Libertarian Party’s candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, said the following regarding the situation: “As stated by the GAO on many occasions, we are on an imprudent and unsustainable fiscal path. I’m the only candidate in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia who will address these problems, and propose workable solutions to the problems. I ask the media to help me notify the public of these facts.”

Mr. Buckley’s website is . He can be reached for comment at (404) 962-1042.

Every little bit of publicity helps--even when you're explaining gravity.

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