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We got a problem. And it is plain to see. It is such a problem that in the year 2042, the system is going to be broke. If you're a younger person, you ought to be asking members of Congress and the United States Senate and the President what you intend to do about it. If you see a train wreck coming, you ought to be saying, what are you going to do about it, Mr. Congressman, or Madam Congressman?
Speaking of train wrecks... Detroit, Michigan, Feb. 8, 2005

I'm dealing with a world in which we have gotten struck by terrorists with airplanes, and we get intelligence saying that there is, you know, we want to harm America.
I'm hoping this was a misstatement on Dubya's part, on NBC's "Meet the Press", Feb. 8, 2004

I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign policy matters with war on my mind.
Ain't that the truth? On NBC's "Meet the Press", Feb. 8, 2004

TIM RUSSERT: The General Accounting Office... did a computer simulation that shows that balancing the budget in 2040 could require either cutting total federal spending in half or doubling federal taxes. Why, as a fiscal conservative, as you like to call yourself, would you allow a $500 billion deficit and this kind of deficit disaster?
DUBYA: Sure. The budget I just proposed to the Congress cuts the deficit in half in five years. Now, I don't know what the assumptions are in the GAO report, but I do know that...
Sure? Feb. 8, 2004

As you know, I love my family a lot, and I love my little sister. She's my favorite one, even though she's my only one.
I'm glad he doesn't hold it against her, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 8, 2002

By being active citizens in your church or your synagogue, or for those Muslims, in your mosque, and adhering to the admission to love a neighbor just like you'd like to be loved yourself, that's how we can stand up.
Remarks to the cattle industry annual convention and trade show, Denver, Colorado, Feb. 8, 2002

As a result of hardening the homeland against a bioterrorist attack with first-time responders, our neighborhoods will be ultimately safer for crime.
In addition to a repeat offense usage of "first-time responders", Dubya also inadvertently suggests his policy helps criminals, Denver, Colorado, Feb. 8, 2002

We think that the collective wisdom of those who own their land is a benefit to the nation; that when individuals make proper choices because they own their own property, that all those decisions in a collective way makes better environmental policy, better land use policy than if it was dictated from a central source of people, many of whom have probably never been on the land.
Remarks to the cattle industry annual convention and trade show, Denver, Colorado, Feb. 8, 2002

I understand how risky agriculture can be. It wouldn't be so risky if we could control the weather. That's one of the things we haven't figured out how to do yet. It wouldn't be so risky if we could make it rain all the time. There would be hay to feed the cows. Somehow, that doesn't happen all the time. I know.
He knows. Remarks to the cattle industry annual convention and trade show, Denver, Colorado, Feb. 8, 2002


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