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Bush's GOP: Save The World, Screw Americans

(Reuters) - The White House estimated on Tuesday that the U.S. budget deficit for 2005, including an extra $80 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan operations, will total $427 billion.

“In the 2006 budget that we release on Feb. 7, OMB will estimate that the 2005 deficit, including the outlay effects from the supplemental we are discussing today, will be 3.5 percent of GDP or in nominal terms $427 billion,” said a senior administration official in a news briefing.

The GOP is revving up its 'save the world and screw working and poor Americans' policies. The GOP has no problem deficit spending to aid Indonesians, or to build a new Iraq, or wage war for oil and corporate profits. But when it comes to Social Security, sorry! Deficit spending to aid Americans is a no-no which must be reformed. The GOP has no problem chalking up 3 trillion dollars to our national debt in tax cuts for the wealthy, the corporations, and investors, but, we must reform the legal system so that the little guy is left at the mercy of insider traders, defective manufacturers, and drunk or fatigued doctors who will have the last incentive to exercise due diligence removed through the removal of punitive damages in the courts.

The GOP fashioned the Medicare Reform in such a way as to bankrupt it as soon as possible by removing the competitive discounts Medicare should have received from pharmaceuticals, and cutting a donut hole in the coverage to send the elderly into poverty before major medical expenses could be covered. The GOP can find deficit dollars to support religious based organizations but, can't find the courage to back a pay as you go government to protect future generations from the selfishness and greed of this generation's Congress. The GOP can find salary and benefit raises for themselves in government positions but can't find the will to raise the minimum wage in this country to a level affording a person an apartment of their own.

I too could run up a $140,000 on my credit cards and live high on the hog for a year or two. But, eventually, I will bankrupt and heave the load of all that debt onto future taxpayers and consumers just the way the GOP Congress is doing now. Bush came into office with about a 5.5 trillion dollar national debt. His and the GOP Congress' legacy will be a 10 plus trillion dollar national debt. And that folks is now hard cold data verified and promoted by the Government itself. Kinda' makes you wonder if that is what they are willing to admit, what further damage to American's future are they not confessing?

Posted by David R. Remer at January 25, 2005 08:54 PM
Comment #42044

The American People voted for this. Now we are starting to see Republicans whine about it. All those Elderly who marched for Bush with their chests all puffed up on their Moral Indignation against Gay Marriage… . Mothers in the Red States telling Army Recruiters to stay away from their children… .

As Bush said, the fact he was reelected proved that the American People agreed with his Policies therefore all these whining is wrong and unjustified.

So There!!!

Posted by: Aldous at January 25, 2005 10:24 PM
Comment #42063

David, yet another great article. You’re on such a wicked roll lately, I’m beginning to think that R. of yours stands for Red-hot. And damn, wouldn’t you just know it, right now I’m much too busy to blog! :^/

Posted by: Adrienne at January 26, 2005 05:10 AM
Comment #42068

“The GOP is revving up its ‘save the world and screw working and poor Americans’ policies. The GOP has no problem deficit spending to aid Indonesians, or to build a new Iraq, or wage war for oil and corporate profits. “


Posted by: dawn at January 26, 2005 08:00 AM
Comment #42070

Actually, the $300,000,000 would probably do more to defeat Al Queda than any kind of Republican Holy War. Unfortunately, it is hard to get that much mileage out of American generosity when Bush is paying $105,000,000,000 to “liberate” Iraq.

The number doesn’t hit you until you actally write it down. Look at all those zeroes!!!

Posted by: Aldous at January 26, 2005 08:14 AM
Comment #42072

Assuming 165 million Americans work, that 427 Billion deficit comes to $2,587.87 debt in federal taxes per worker. And that is for one year of the Bush administration. Add the other 4 years and your in the ballpark of $10,000 debt per worker. Bush and the GOP have 3 more years at least to keep adding on to your, and your children’s tax obligations.

But, he has a good heart, so it is OK, I guess. Anyone heard of the Peter Principle? Bush is a living example along with most in Congress.

Posted by: David R. Remer at January 26, 2005 08:36 AM