Go Bush! You’ve bankrupted us!

Apparently the administration has, in the space of 3 years, made it flat out impossible to balance the budget. In fact, the GOP has succeeded in making their very own ideology unworkable.
A deep rift in the Republican Party has left Congress unable to pass a budget this year, raising the probability that, for the third time in three decades, lawmakers will not agree on a detailed blueprint for government spending and tax policy.
There are limits to the effectiveness of spending cuts. Even if Congress had eliminated every penny of the $438 billion in domestic discretionary spending this year, every education and health program, every homeland security effort, national park, interstate highway and federal prison, the government would still find itself in the red.


A wandering geek. Toys, shiny things, pursuits and distractions.

View all posts by

3 thoughts on “Go Bush! You’ve bankrupted us!

  1. This is why I think they should just pass a law so that, if the budget isn’t passed by a certain date, everything just gets funded at the level it was at the year before. Then we can have eternal gridlock without government shutdowns, and the rise in spending will end.
    But that owuld make sense..instead, you should watch to see which Senators and Congressmen get huge pork-laden bribes to vote “yes.”
    There are limits to tax increases, too. But Bush didn’t even try to limit spending: he hasn’t vetoed anything. And then he went and pushed a whole bunch of spending whose pupose was pretty much bribery to vote for him.

  2. “GOP ideology”? Isn’t that an oxymoron? I mean, sure, lots of GOP-oriented special interest groups have ideologies of their own, but the party as a whole appears to be just as ideologically bankrupt as the Democrats.
    Culture warriors don’t give a rat’s ass about the budget. Fiscal conservatives aren’t trying to push laws that allow pharmacists to deny birth control pills.
    And what’s this other oxymoron: “non-discretionary spending”? All spending is discretionary.

  3. Hi Dave, I just wanted to pop over and check out your blog. We are pleased that you visited ours, and hope you will stop by often. Grouchy is about as liberal as liberal gets and does come up with some great stuff. By all means feel free to check with him on some of his sources. Libs have to stick together to do some white house cleaning come November.
    In regards to Bush bankrupting us. What do you expect from someone who does not even follow the governments own guidelines to spending and bidding? I work for a non-profit that has government grants. They put out a hell of a manual for spending, bidding and revenues. There are so many rules and guidelines(omb’s) that you have to follow that it is outrageous. We all know that the Bush administration ignored them. I just posted an article about Haliburton being audited, and among other things they found that Haliburton was paying something like $82,000 for someone who does not do a single thing, all day long. The taxpayers(US) are getting screwed big time, and to be blunt, I have not enjoyed it.

Comments are closed.