Thank goodness. Finally we are hearing someone bitch and moan about the outrageous spending that has taken place during President Bush’s administration due to appropriations from a REPUBLICAN congress:
Federal outlays jumped by $222 billion in President Bush’s first two years, a spending increase that is expected to accelerate under the administration-backed $400 billion prescription-drug bill that is speeding through Congress.
Much of the spending increases have been for defense and the war on terrorism at home and abroad, according to White House and congressional budget analysts.
The two-year increases represent 1 percent of the economy’s annual gross domestic product, four-tenths of which was devoted to national security.
Meanwhile, Democrats are still lying about spending:
Democrats have been loudly complaining that domestic social welfare spending has been cut under the Bush administration.
But congressional budget officials say that over the past two years such spending for education, job training, unemployment assistance, Medicare, Social Security, veterans benefits, food stamps and other “human resources” has risen from 11.5 percent of GDP to 12.7 percent.
This fiscal irresponsibility is Bush’s Achilles Heel in his re-election bid. Not his ‘arrogance,’ his ‘lying about WMD,’ the fact that ‘he is stupid,’ or the ‘tax cuts for the rich,’ or ‘the erosion of civil rights,’ or any of the other crap that Democrats routinely screetch about every campaign (he is going to starve the poor, enslave the dark-skinned, put children in labor camps, etc.) The spending is his real problem.