Sunday, January 04, 2004

Bush Shows His Budget Priorities

A reader of this site sent me a New York Times article, "Bush's Budget for 2005 Seeks to Rein In Domestic Costs" by Robert Pear, which discusses how the new Bush budget seeks to deal with the deficit it created by cutting domestic programs like housing vouchers, medical research, and some job training programs. And, continuing to reveal its deep hypocrisy about our armed services, the new Bush budget would "require some veterans to pay more for health care."

The reader who sent this in included this comment: "We need to constantly beat the drum about what this administration's policies and budget choices are doing to ordinary people. The wedge issue is, sadly, who is government for -- the rich and powerful or the rest of us? There being more of the latter, it would seem that could translate into regime change, IF people understand what's happening!"

We predict that the exact same priorities -- government for the rich and already powerful -- will be on display when our local County Commissioners begin working on their own new budget in February. Stay tuned!

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