Cheap Bastard II (Steal From The Poor To Feed The Rich)
The AP has just announced that Bush's budget, which will be submitted on Monday, will increase spending on domestic programs BELOW the expected increase caused by inflation. Many of the cuts needed to maintain such a level of miserly governance will fall upon children's education programs. According to one Senator, such a budget will put large numbers of popular programs for schools and families "in the danger zone." Meanwhile, the increase in defense and security spending will exceed the rate of inflation, once again widening the gap in discretionary spending between domestic and defense. The costs for defense and security will once again account for more than half of the spending by this government.
So, while Bush perseverates on how he needs to reform Social Security for the future of our young, he takes away school programs that provide enrichment and security for children and parents today, all the while continuing to fund his foolish "war presidency."