Thursday, March 6, 2008

Not Holding the Line on Spending

In stark contrast to the actions of Republicans in control of the Missouri General Assembly (see my blog entry dated March 4, 2008), who reacted to an executive branch budget proposal by trimming it down to size, Democrats in control of the U.S. Congress are in the process of eliminating budget "cuts" proposed by President Bush for fiscal 2009.  (Most of those "cuts" by the way, are actually spending increases.  The spending just doesn't increase as much as Democrats want it to.)

The ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, told that the Democrats' budget proposal also includes "the largest tax increase in American history."  Ryan also stated that the Democrats are "choosing Pork over paychecks."

Most Republicans in Congress don't qualify as saints on spending, but Democrats seem determined to live up to their reputation as tax-and-spend liberals.  

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