Saturday, September 23, 2006

Bush's war on America

It seems so odd to me that our most bellicose president in decades doesn't seem to be doing anything to prevent the decline of the military.

"I think, arguably, [this is] the worst readiness condition the U.S. Army has faced since the end of Vietnam," says NBC military analyst and retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey. |MSNBC|

The whole notion of building the empire while giving tax breaks to the rich is so obviously self-defeating.

Howard Dean in an op-ed piece in September 22nd's Wall Street Journal calls it Bush's war on American families.

The Republican record on managing the federal budget is dismal. Republicans have turned surplus into debt, hope into lost opportunity; they have become the party of borrow-and-spend. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that the total cost this year of the president's tax cuts is $258 billion. This means that even with spending for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the response to Hurricane Katrina, the federal budget would essentially be in balance if the tax cuts had not been enacted, or if they had been offset as required under the pay-as-you-go rules that Republicans allowed to expire. These economic policies amount to a war on American families...|WSJ| (sub'n req'd)(emphasis added)

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