Battling Green Eye Shades
BUSH: He's just not credible when he talks about being fiscally conservative. He's just not credible. If you look at his record in the Senate, he voted to break the caps -- the spending caps -- over 200 times.Yeah I'm still clueless, I mean I tried, kind of anyway, to make sence of the balttling greden eyshades, but cant. Who knows someone out there on one of them dagblamed internets will have a satisfactory explanation.
And here he says he's going to be a fiscal conservative, all of a sudden. It's just not credible. You cannot believe it. And of course he's going to raise your taxes. You see, he's proposed $2.2 trillion of new spending. And you say: Well, how are you going to pay for it? He says, well, he's going to raise the taxes on the rich -- that's what he said -- the top two brackets. That raises, he says $800 billion; we say $600 billion.
BUSH: We've got battling green eye shades.
Somewhere in between those numbers -- and so there's a difference, what he's promised and what he can raise.
Now, either he's going to break all these wonderful promises he's told you about or he's going to raise taxes. And I suspect, given his record, he's going to raise taxes.
Is my time up yet?
I'll be back if I can find one. Oh, and by the way President, the answer to your last question is a resounding YES.
The battling geen eyeshades was apparently a reference to the green tinted visors that used to be worn by accountants in the olden days.
Gone are the days when accountants in green visors labored over large journal sheets trying to find the bottom line and make everything balance. The personal computer and intuitive software have taken some of the mystique and anxiety away from bookkeeping and accounting.So in a clumsy way he was referring to battling accountants. Well thank goodness that it wasn't some new fundy code speak. lets see if eyeshades turn up in a google search.
Yes they do. They are those things you wear when trying to sleep with the lights on. So maybe George was talking about blind accountants doing battle. Who knows. but that closes the book on this obscure reference.