Shamelessly borrowed from Atrios, with some additions:
Bush introduced Mike and Sharla Hintz, a couple from Clive, whom he said benefited from his tax plan.
Last year, because of the enhanced the child tax credit, they received an extra $1,600 in their tax refund, Bush said. With other tax cuts in the bill, they saved $2,800 on their income taxes.
They used the money to buy a wood-burning stove to more efficiently heat their home, made some home improvements and went on a vacation to Minnesota, the president said.
“Next year, maybe they’ll want to come to Texas,” Bush quipped.
Mike Hintz, a First Assembly of God youth pastor, said the tax cuts also gave him additional money to use for health care.
He said he supports Bush’s values.
“The American people are starting to see what kind of leader President Bush is. People know where he stands,” he said.
“Where we are in this world, with not just the war on terror, but with the war with our culture that’s going on, I think we need a man that is going to be in the White House like President Bush, that’s going to stand by what he believes.
And Tuesday, 12/07/2004:
A Des Moines youth pastor is charged with the sexual exploitation of a child.
KCCI learned that the married father of four recently turned himself in to Johnston police.
Rev. Mike Hintz was fired from the First Assembly of God Church, located at 2725 Merle Hay Road, on Oct. 30. Hintz was the youth pastor there for three years.
Police said he started an affair with a 17-year-old in the church youth group this spring.
More on the incredibly moral Mike Hintz:
Special Guest speaker for the event is Pastor Mike Hintz from Des Moines First Assembly of God and a 1993 graduate of Trinity Bible College. Mike has worked with teenagers for the past eleven years. What he really loves about working with youth is seeing God take them out of their comfort zone and radically change the way they see God. One of his biggest passions is taking groups on missions trips.
Mike’s vision for youth ministry is seeing God raise up young men and women of uncommon character who walk in awe of God and ignite spiritual transformation in their communities. He will also take time to share some of his unique methods of ministering to the youth of this generation.
UPDATE: Check out the White House press release on Bush’s visit with the Hintz family, along with a spiffy picture of Bush next to his pal, child abuser/adulterer Mike Hintz.