Wednesday, May 18, 2005

What gets cut when Bushies get "serious" about the budget deficit they created with military and faith-based pork and tax cuts for the rich?

From Bush Greenwatch, May 17, 2005:
An amendment to the federal transportation bill, SAFETEA, to be introduced today by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) will eradicate $11 billion from public transit funding, public health,community development, and environmental programs.
Thank Bleeding Jeebus they didn't cut any funds from Star Wars or from the Silver Ring Thing.

6 comments:

Francesca said...

Barf. I just don't get these guys.

denisdekat said...

Here we go, I knew these were coming...

alan s said...

Liar Liar pants on fire. You know the Senate just past a Transportation Bill worth almost 300 Billion. Bush said he would veto anything more than 284 or 285 Billion. Gee even the Washington Slime Newspaper got this. Sessions fears a veto by the President. I wish that they would cut spending for the Kool Aid you Liberals take. Life would be so much better in America.

True Blue Liberal said...

Alan, Unfortunately, the cost for all of the Kool Aid I would consume (if I consumed Kool Aid, enhanced or unenhanced with other chemicals) would come out of my own pocket.
On the other hand, I do feel that the government of a modern civilized country does have some obligation to support public transport, public health and other such programs. You want to cut something? That's fine with me. But look first to Ronnie Reagan's Airborne Movie Fantasies and Dubya's Christian Abstinence Programs (see above).

alan s said...

Stop the spin Bush said he would ok a record amount of spending for these programs. The Senate voted to spend 11 Billion over that amount. Sessions doesn't want a veto. Distort the truth a true liberal tactic. One of my few beefs with GWB is that he spends to much.

True Blue Liberal said...

Alan, If your beef with GWB is about the amount he spends and you've never clicked on one of those little "Cost of War" counters that you see on many liberal blogs and other sites, it might be instructive to do so.
I think he spends too much too, but more importantly, he spends our money on the wrong things. As with our personal family budgets, it's a question of priorities.