President George W. Bush blasted Democrats on Saturday for bloated annual federal spending bills and threatened to use his veto liberally, despite failing to carry out similar threats in the past.
And then there's this little gem:
"By keeping taxes low and restraining federal spending, we can meet my plan to have a balanced budget by 2012," he said. "The Democrats in Congress are trying to take us in a different direction."
Why do politicians always make statements like this? Mr President: Why can't we have a balanced budget at the end of your (second) term, instead of the beginning of the next guy's (sexist usage intended) term?