Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Hard right administration - NOT

Despite what the Irish & British media frequently tells us, President Bush is NOT a conservative. Unfortunately, he's as wedded to big government as any liberal Democrat. "Bush has demanded that spending that is subject to Congress's annual discretion be capped at 4 percent". However, " federal discretionary spending expanded by 12.5%" in the fiscal year just ended. A lof of that increase was due to increases in the military budget, but even the non-military spencing increased by 8.7%. Congress votes for the spending and Bush signs it into law.