Dubya: I really really mean it this time

Facing complaints, Bush pledges stronger dollar

He assures a European ally that he will work to boost the currency and cut the budget deficit.

How, George, how? Pledges means nothing. One swell way to cut the deficit would be to stop engaging in lunatic foreign wars.

But Cheney’s tax cut vow worries analysts.

As should the Bushite plan to loot Social Security by floating billions in loans to pay for their venal “privatization” of Social Security.

Like the alcoholic who continually promises to stop drinking, this Bush pledge is being ignored.

Despite Bush’s statement of support for a strong dollar, the U.S. currency weakened further on international markets, losing more than 1% of its value against the Japanese yen and nearly 1% against the euro.