Skip to comments.BUSH SPENDING BILL LARGEST EVER
Posted on 01/14/2002 2:48:10 AM PST by Uncle BillEdited on 04/22/2004 12:32:15 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
WASHINGTON — As anticipated, President Bush will propose a 2003 spending plan that will include increased funding for the war, but the first deficit forecast since President Clinton's February 1997 budget proposal.
The budget plan, which will be for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, is the first in history to exceed $2 trillion, according to budget chief Mitch Daniels. Bush plans to push his economic priorities next week in a three-state tour.
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Do you think it just mught possibly be because we are at WAR?
I was wrong.
I like George Bush. He has turned out to be every bit the brainless superficial nincompoop I said he would be two years ago. In so doing, he has made me look like a genius. --which I am.
And signing the pork-barrel farm bill and the outrageous Education Dept. bill, for starters.
Please. Bush is merely a stop-gap measure so conservatives can regroup and fight for real long-term change.
JMO, but like Hillary you don't wear hubris very well.
That bit of mindless chatterboxing ought to lose a few million votes. Unless we can keep one hell of a war going to maintain unconditional jingoistic patriotic fervor, Hillary will be in in 2004.
With the amount of technology we are exporting, the investment in foreign countries, the loss of jobs. the country should be a basket case depression.
Like father, like son.
I'm making a personal social fashion statement.
When anyone tells me Teddy Kennedy is an outstanding United States Senator I label them for what they are. An idiot.
And the President of the United States should lable him an idiot, opening himself to sniping from the press.
One thing the American people these days don't like are partisan hacks. Ted Kennedy is going to show his true self and attack Bush with a speech that there should be tax hikes. Ted Kennedy is playing into Bush's trap.
Since when do you speak for the American people Mr. Attempt At Self Fulfilling Prophecy? The Clintons are unocontested. Teddy Kennedy is an outstanding likable senator. Is Bush a partisan hack working for the Democrats?
Somebody please pass the oxygen.... that one's making me faint!
Just looking at your strategy and it didn't work. Newt Gingrich did what you wanted and was lambasted by the press and the people.
I think Bush is follwing the Reagan model. You never saw Reagan say bad words about Tip O'Neill. I would rather have Bush following Reagan's lead rather than Gingrich's.
As for the expanded entitlement programs the World Trade Center was attacked and destroyed- remember!?! The U.S. economy took a BIG hit!!! This is an exception to the rule!!! We are at war, and we have a set of circumstances that require immediate action, if our nation is to recover quickly. I swear I think some of you are down with the TALIBAN!!! This post belongs on the Democratic Underground site!!!
Please don't expose these poor souls to the truth. They don't care about the truth. They "won," don't you know, and to a generation raised on video games, that's all that matters.
To my knowledge I don't remember Reagan building leftist degenerate Ted Kennedy up as being a great senator. --or is my memory fading... Perhaps you can refresh it.
The 'threat' of a (WTC) type of Nuke launch is a 'real' terror!
What do we do? Wait again and 'see'??
I know just what you mean. And doesn't it feel wonderful to be able to shout: "I told you so!" as they slam the coffin lid shut?
This is of necessity somewhat true. The dollar is worth about 1/10th of what it was 30 or 35 years ago necessitating a corresponding increase in expendatures to accomplins the same tasks.
No. It is extremely frustrating.
What on earth are you taliking about? In his first speech as Speaker Of the House he salaamed 5 times towards the legacy of FDR. Then he proposed lap-top computers for evey inner-city school child.
The competeing tribe in the One Party System demonized him--but he was no conservative. Or did you think that one of the warring families in The War Of The Roses was really going to fundametally alter the social structure of its time if it won?
That would translate into about $100 billion or less, figuring that the economy is now about $10 trillion strong.
Where is this 10 trillion dollars?
Is it in goods and services?
Is it in cash in the bank?
Is it in accounts payable to this country by other economies that are almost defunct?
Is it in gold in Ft Knox or other precious metals worth 10 trillion dollars?
Or is it like Enron and who knows how many other corporations that not only do not have the proverbial "pot" but can't even get close to a "window"?
Our ability to build a better mouse trap is not worth a lot if nobody but us can buy it!
Positive thinking alone will not improve this country's present condition, nor putting our heads in the sand.
With HONEST and COURAGEOUS leadership from both sides of the aisle, and with God's help and a "long handle spoon", we can get the bitter pill of a solid recovery down.
YOU ARE EITHER WITH US OR YOU ARE WITH THE TERRORISTS.
(Life is simple, really......)
It's not just inflation. It's also the fact that every year new spending gets added on and none ever gets taken off. So the federal government continues to fund New Deal and Great Society programs in addition to devising new constituencies and new ways to reward them.
The biggest problem, of course, is that a full 2/3 of the federal budget is spent on maintaining the biggest and worst-run pension fund in history, and the biggest and worst-run HMO in history. As the population ages, this bubble keeps growing and growing. And the Republicans will do absolutely nothing about it because the biggest beneficiaries of these programs happen to be rich Republican senior citizens who live in expensive gated communities and live much longer than their Democratic counterparts.
So go ahead, you suckers. Support your President and his big spending plans. In time, he or some future President will do to the country what Enron did their people; not because he will want to, but because he will have to. And it really won't matter at all whether a Republican or Democrat is in power at the time. But please don't worry. Today's seniors will likely get theirs and be long gone before it happens.
If you want to see the future of America, look to California and Europe. This is irreversible because the people will never vote to take away the elixir. Not even in the face of economic ruin.
No, it's not another train. It's another Bush or Clinton running for the presidency.
Here's the oxygen....other than piddling tax cuts, what has Bush done to reduce the fed gov't?
Here. Have a pretzel.....
It's a combination of two elements: inflation and the fact that each year the government gets into more crap it shouldn't be getting into.
I wonder how long this 'stop-gap' measure of Bush and Ashcroft will last...meaning - will the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution already be null and void by the time the Bush administration is through? Already, Ashcroft is taking steps that would do Janet Reno proud.
This 'stop-gap' measure may very well prove to be the final nail in the coffin for a constitutionally-based republic.
I'm in the same coffin as you brother.
My, but it's getting crowded in here. Would you like a pretzel?
Oh, really! Then how do you explain the outcome of the last Presidential election? Negative. I do not live in a fantasy land. I don't wear a Tin Foil hat either!
Republicans, right along with Democrats have been raping the Constitution for years.
I know about efforts made by both sides in the past to circumvent the Constitution. I am aware of the ever-expanding role of government, and I don't like it. You, Sir, are ignoring the obvious- no branch of government is going to willingly give up it's power! That's reality, bud!
It took Republicans, led by Bush, to pass that Education Bill, as well as every other unconstitutional law for the past 100 years.
This is the beginnig of real reform in the Educational System. It has taken us 42 years to get where we are now. It will take a while to fix it! That's reality bud!
"2/3rd's of Federal Spending is unconstitutional" -- Dr. W. Williams, Professor Emeritus of Economics, George Mason University.
Largely by demand of the uninformed masses! We have a lot of work to do educating people.
Its all about power buddy. Not ideology. If you think the Republican party politicians have some sort of superior ideology then I pity your naivete.
No, the Republicans don't have a Superior ideology, but they are the best thing going! The Libertarians can't seem to pull their collective heads out of their collective @$$e$ (on the National level) long enough to be electable! That is reality bud!
Did you know the Republican Party platform actually calls for the ABOLISHMENT of the Dept. of Education because it was unconstitutional?
Yeah, I knew that one. It came up in the last election. Look at the Education System. Something has to be done. Government has failed, so time to try something else! The Status Quo hasn't worked. That's reality bud!
That just proves that whatever the platform may be it is just "boob bait for the bubbas", as Sen. Patrick Moynihan once said. Ear Candy for the ignorant.
There's a good person to quote- Sen. Patrick Moynihan! Mr. Freedom himself, right? And you DARE to call me "naive?"
"It is better to allow a scandal to arise than to betray the truth." --Pope Saint Gregory the Great ca. 600 AD
When was the last time the possessor of the Authority to Declare War actually did so before the Executive Branch sent our fathers and sons off to foriegn lands?