Skip to comments.Fed Spending Up 40 Percent Under Bush
Posted on 11/17/2006 1:50:24 PM PST by Reagan is King
Federal spending in fiscal year 2006 increased by a whopping 9 percent the largest rise since 1990 and has risen more than 40 percent since President Bush took office.
The most recent rise far outpaces inflation the Consumer Price Index is up only 1.3 percent in the past 12 months.
"The greatest scandal in Washington, D.C., is runaway federal spending, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., said after the midterm elections.
In recent years, he points out, the GOP majority "voted to expand the federal governments role in education, [added new] entitlements, and pursued spending policies that created deficits and national debt.
The Republicans defeat in the elections shows that the outgoing GOP Congress attempts "to buy our votes failed, according to Ed Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation.
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Anyways, that is no excuse.
Here are the facts.......
I'd like a breakdown on where the money was spent.
President Perot thanks you.
Wait...what do you mean, there was no President Perot?
That is the most animated I have ever seen Hastert.
You and I could never get away with the patrician crap that these clowns get away with.
I wonder how much of this is attributable to the WOT?
Republicans either need to rediscover their roots, or the roots will discover a new party. That's not a threat - it's a promise.
40% on what? 1967 Dollars? Same dollars? % of GNP? % of GDP?
The headline/story is irrelevant if there is no fixed value to base it on.
My thoughts exactly. It will still be high, because Bush hasn't used his veto. But good grief. People think we can protect ourselves, fight a war on two fronts, pass out money to people living in a bowl and still cut spending? People are so short sighted.
What did the World Trade Center disaster and the destruction in NOLA and the Gulf coast add to this increase in spending along with the cost of Afghanistan and Iraq and the cost to rebuild the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Homeland Security.
How does this compare to the rise in revenues due to improved business climate? This article doesn't give the entire picture IMHO.
A little history: Reagan was a deficit spender but the largest part of that deficit spending was his build up of our military with the intention of bankrupting the soviets.
That plan worked.
Reagan had to deal with a big-spending Democratic House of Representatives. Things were supposed to be different when Republicans gained control of government. But things actually were worse. Very disillusioning.
"no wonder a majority of americans think the gop is the party of big government."
OK, we need to nip this in the bud for once and for all.
There is no such thing as "small government" It is a falsehood, a fairytale, a myth. When conservatives claim to be the "party of small government", they are claiming to be the party of fairies, elves and other things that don't exist except in people's mninds.
Government serves to perpetuate itself. We have been electing people for 230 years to go and make more and more laws and make government bigger and bigger. It will never get noticably smaller, ever.
Please, let's lose this "small governemnt" bull-crap. It's way, WAY too late. That horse has been out of the barn for over a century.
I'm sure every US soldier appreciates your noble sacrafice. They'll probably want to make you an honorary member with Jack Murtha taking control of the military appropriations committee. Even if you would've voted libertarian because you couldn't stomach republicans at least you would be fulfilling your responsibility as a citizen while others are fulfilling theirs.
stuff like the transportation bill, with its now-famous bridge to nowhere, did not inspire people to follow your views.
I'd feel a lot better about that graphic and that site if I didn't know for a fact that the Corps of Engineers is under the DOD and they are listed seperately in this graphic.
"Wonder how much it would be up if you take out the war, and costs directly related to Katrina and 9/11?"
Neal Boortz said spending has gone up under Bush more than any recent president, including Lyndon B. Johnson, even without the war spending.
He's a big spender. The GOP congress was. The new democratic one will be too.
Sometimes I wonder how nice it would be to have less republicans and democrats in congress.
I believe that domestic spending under REagan actually stayed steady or even declined; it was military spending that climbed, and needed to, after the torpor of the incompetent Carter years. Bush has let BOTH domestic and military spending (primarily due to the Iraq adventure which some neoconservatives absurdly claimed would cost nothing, it would be paid for in its entirety by Iraqi oil) zoom.