Bush Unlikely to Fulfill Vow on Deficit, Budget Office Projects

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  1. blackfox macrumors 65816

    blackfox

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    From Today's NYT...
    Not that this is really a surprise...Note that all the projections noted do not take into account expenses in Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else we might be headed...

    To those who support Bush, because they agree with his policy of Tax Cuts, how do you reconcile this want with the obvious fact that as a Nation, we cannot afford it...are any personal savings come taxtime worth the enormous balloon-payment we will collectively owe come 2010-12? What does it say about a Candidate who might go ahead with such a fiscally irresponsible policy for short-term gain, screwing us all in the longer-term?

    anyway, FWIW
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    That's OK. We'll just keep lending you money. :)
     
  3. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Not to mention the fact that several Bush supporters here have argued forcefully that we have a duty to invade other nations, notably Iraq, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, and anyone else who harbored or fed a terrorist. Often while simultaneously arguing that we are being taxed far to heavily by the government. Wars aren't cheap you know. Ask the Romans.
     
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Oh, by all means, let's spend money like drunken sailors, on unnecessary wars, on ineffective tax cuts, on everything but programs that might actually create good-paying jobs.

    It is just amazing to me that Bush has the gall, the sheer effrontery, to blow an enormous hole in the budget, send our economy back to the 19th century, and look us directly in the eye and tell us that things are getting better.
     
  5. Neserk macrumors 6502a

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    Well, better is a relative term. I think gas is "cheap" because it has dropped below $2!
     

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