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BBC News, January 30th, 2010

AL GORE — Under the governor’s plan, if you kept the same fee for service that you have now under Medicare, your premiums would go up by between 18% and 47%, and that is the study of the Congressional plan that he’s modelled his proposal on by the Medicare actuaries.

GEORGE BUSH — Look, this is a man who has great numbers. He talks about numbers. I’m beginning to think not only did he invent the internet, but he invented the calculator. It’s fuzzy math. It’s trying to scare people in the voting booth.

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appeal_to_ridicule by John B. Brown

Explanation

President Bush does not address Senator Gore’s argument, rather he ridicules it.

appeal_to_conseq by John B. Brown

Explanation

President Bush argues that Senator Gore is wrong due to the consequence of his argument: that it will drive voters to the ballet box out of fear rather than out of truth.