January 7, 2006

Bush Urges Congress to screw the poor

From the Associated Press via Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON - Boasting that the economy is strong and growing,
President Bush urged Congress on Saturday to save tax cuts from expiring and adopt the first spending restraints in nearly a decade on such benefit programs as Medicaid, Medicare and student loans.

In his weekly radio address, Bush said the federal budget faces the challenge of long-term deficits driven by mandatory spending on those entitlement programs.

"We do not need to cut entitlements, but we do need to slow their growth," he said.

Before leaving for the holidays, the Republican-controlled Senate passed legislation to cut federal deficits by $39.7 billion. The measure passed by the narrowest of margins, 51-50, with Vice President Dick Cheney.

The legislation, the product of a year's labors by the White House and congressional Republicans, imposes the first restraints in nearly a decade in benefit programs.

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(sorry I haven't posted in a while)

Yeah, remember where that deficit came from? The trickle-down theory failed again, darn the luck. Not to mention going to war, but instead of getting rid of what caused the problem in the first place, lets get rid of this other stuff that doesn't result in death and destruction!

Why don't we cut spending on the space program, what good has space exploration done for us in the long run? And instead of spending 50 billion dollars to protect 19 billion dollars worth of oil, maybe we should have invested it in alternative fuel sources or perhaps education. But NO, remember 9/11? We have to show them terrorists who's boss by invading countries and killing more innocent people than "terrorists", breeding new terrorists in the process and therefore creating a war that cannot be won! We can't cut military spending during a war so I guess we HAVE to cut aid to the poor, its not like the average CEO is making 500% more than their employees, oh wait... well, its the poor people's fault for being poor, right? Why should they get federal aid? They've got an equal opportunity to get a good education, right? Oh wait, not anymore now that Congress is going to cut student loans. Well its not our fault that Middle Eastern people hate us and took their Jihad to us, right? Its not like we gave them weapons and trained them to fight the Soviets and then completely deserted them once the Union fell, leaving them to fend for themselves on demolished land that would become further destroyed by civil wars fought with the weapons that we didn't take back....

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