Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Old Pot and Kettle Thing

President Bush never met a spending bill he didn't like, until now. The President disagrees with adding, at the suggestion of the Socialist Democrats, an extra $22 billion to his already bloated budget proposal of $933 billion. That's $933,000,000,000 if you show all the zeros. The President has threatened to dust off the seldom used (twice in 6 years) veto pen and make the additional $22,000,000,000 bleed red ink:
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?

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