Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Quote of the Day
"Mr. Bush's attempt at spending discipline has been especially limp. Back in 1987, when Mr. Reagan applied his veto to what was generally known at the time as the highway and mass transit bill, he was offended by the 152 earmarks for pet projects favored by members of Congress. But on Wednesday Mr. Bush signed a transportation bill containing no fewer than 6,371 earmarks. Each one of these, as Mr. Reagan understood but Mr. Bush apparently doesn't, amounts to a conscious decision to waste taxpayers' dollars. One point of an earmark is to direct money to a project that would not receive money as a result of rational judgments based on cost-benefit analyses." --The Washington Post
President Bush is by no means perfect, and I have disagreed with him on many an occasion, but never as much as I disagree with his lack of frugality with our money. On this issue he is indistinguishable from the anybody on the left. He fights the good fight on Social Security (spit) but passes thru a bill packed with enough pork to supply all of Africa with bacon for life. I believe that this issue, coupled with immagration will be the achilles heel of the stupid party.