Bond goes old-school, calls Dem proposals 'fuzzy math' (Audio)

The Democrats' proposed budget and stimulus plan amounts to "fuzzy math," Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) said Wednesday, reviving a buzz word hearkening back to the 2000 presidential camapsign.

"Only in Washington would supporting a gigantic, almost trillion dollar stimulus bill but opposing an annual operating budget that keeps day to day government functioning seem fiscally responsible," Bond said in a short radio clip posted on Senate Republicans' website. "That's what I call fuzzy math."

The term comes from the 2000 presidential election when then-Texas Gov. George Bush referred to Vice President Al Gore's infamous "lockbox" Medicare plan using those words.

"Look, this is a man who has great numbers," Bush said during a debate with Gore in early October. "I'm beginning to think not only did he invent the Internet, but he invented the calculator. It's fuzzy math."

The phrase has since become a shorthand for irresponsible economic policies predicated on hazy calculations.

Listen to Bond's short statement here.