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$423 Billion???

The Bush administraton has unleashed their budget. Running a deficit seems to be the norm these days, but $423 billion? Is there no sense of financial responsbility these days?

Who is going to pay off this deficit? I guess for those in power now, that’s not really their problem.

But what of Bush’s pledge to cut the deficit in half by 2009? Does he mean the yearly deficit? Of course he would, he couldn’t cut the total deficit by then, that would be decreasing it by $4 trillion. So he doesn’t actually plan on paying down the debt, just not increase it as much.

We need to have someone in Washington that has the courage to actually balance the budget instead of spending more and cutting taxes.

2 thoughts on “$423 Billion???

  1. We need to have someone in Washington that has the courage to actually balance the budget instead of spending more and cutting taxes.

    We did have someone like that named Bill Clinton– he got impeached for his troubles.

  2. I’m glad you brought that up, Nate.

    Clinton was impeached for his whole Lewinsky affair, which, while not exactly becoming of a president, didn’t really interfere with our daily lives.

    And here’s Bush, with his domestic spying program, and it’s questionable legality. If he is found to have broken the law, will he be impeached? With the Republican majority in Congress, I highly doubt it. Yet his actions have the potential to really interfere with our daily lives.

    It’s a very interesting situation, and one that’s pretty sad.

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