Monday, February 04, 2008

"Bush Seeks $3.1 Trillion Budget"


White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

"We will not deny, we will not ignore, we will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, to other presidents and other generations."

- President George W. Bush, "The State of the Union" Address, 2003



And today, the President handed his proposed budget to Congress, a $3.1 Trillion Budget calling for a $407 Billion deficit.

(See New York Times: "Bush Seeks $3.1 Trillion Budget")

While cutting social programs, the President proposes a 7.5% increase in military spending (exclusive of supplemental funding for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.)

During his term in office, President Bush has increased The Pentagon's budget by 30%, in addition to $600 Billion in "supplemental" war spending.

In the spirit of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, the President can denounce the "tax and spend liberals" while leaving a path of debt and destruction that reminds one of General Sherman's March to the Sea.

One must ask, "who benefits from this shift in public treasure?" Follow the money, and it is clear who this President (and his allies) represent. Follow the money and you will see who the President does not represent.

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Dear President Bush,

Please explain how you are not "pass(ing) along our problems to other Congresses, to other presidents and other generations."

Sincerely,

timtraveler

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