Discretionary Spending Reaches Record Levels Under Socialist George W. Bush!


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hifi
August 12, 2005, 03:50 AM
Discretionary Spending Reaches Record Levels Under Socialist George W. Bush!

"Discretionary spending -- meaning spending that is subject to annual legislative appropriations, as opposed to spending for entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare -- actually grew only 5.6% in Clinton 's last budget year (fiscal year 2001, which began October 1, 2000 ).

Since then discretionary spending has not "steadily declined" as the President said, but has gone up. In fact, the growth has been much faster than under Clinton . In the first year for which President Bush signed the spending bills discretionary spending growth soared to 13.1%, and annual growth remained in double digits through the current fiscal year."

http://www.factcheck.org/article.aspx?docID=139

http://www.factcheck.org/imagefiles/Bush%20discretionary%20spending.jpg
Source: Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the United States Government: Fiscal Year 2005: Analytical Perspectives and Historical Tables table 8.7 —OUTLAYS FOR DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS: 1962–2009

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hifi
August 12, 2005, 03:55 AM
The Republican sycophant and shill, Rebar, will neglect to realize that 2.56 trillion is the largest annual budget of any government in human history. Considerably more than Slick Willy and any other Democrat President in history ever spent in a single year.

Tax cuts which I am all for, are actually fiscally irresponsible, if there is not a corresponding cut in federal spending.

Where's the smaller government the Republicans have been giving lip service to for so many years? Big government continues to expand rapidly, with Republicans completely in charge in Washington.

There's nobody to blame but the Republicans. Rebar will continue to blather loudly about Klinton and the Democrats, but they're fiscal conservatives compared to the socialist Republicans running the federal government right now.

Sindawe
August 12, 2005, 03:59 AM
While your message is correct hifi, the tone and verbage is not really of the caliber that is fitting of The High Road. :scrutiny:

Rebar
August 12, 2005, 04:45 AM
Ok, I promise I'll never vote for George W. Bush ever again.

Happy?

hifi
August 12, 2005, 04:51 AM
Ok, I promise I'll never vote for George W. Bush ever again.

I'm glad the point of this thread is not lost on you... :scrutiny:

Rebar
August 12, 2005, 04:52 AM
I'm glad the point of this thread is not lost on you...
You mean, there's a point to this besides Bush-bashing?

Mind sharing that with the rest of us dullards?

hifi
August 12, 2005, 04:57 AM
If I can bash a Bushbot over the head with the truth, what does that say about their position?

Rebar
August 12, 2005, 05:00 AM
If I can bash a Bushbot over the head with the truth, what does that say about their position?
ummm... besides the personal attack, I don't see the meaning of that sentence.

hifi
August 12, 2005, 05:23 AM
Well is that my fault too? Maybe we should blame the democrats?

chris in va
August 12, 2005, 05:26 AM
Ah yes, the 3am pseudo-chatroom in progress. Be expecting the mods to lock this due to lack of firearms content...

hifi
August 12, 2005, 05:29 AM
That wouldn't surprise me. Even though this is the Legal and Political forum. And federal government socialism is definately a civil rights issue, this is an anti-Republican socialism thread, so begone!

Jim March
August 12, 2005, 05:32 AM
Bush sucks. Kerry sucks. They both suck. If they had a sucking contest they'd drain the Mississippi river and half the Gulf of Mexico.

Do we really need to argue about suckage levels?

hifi
August 12, 2005, 05:38 AM
Jim, I've been worried about your situation. How have things been lately? I read about the 'incident'. :(

Jeff White
August 12, 2005, 06:04 AM
Well this looks like a blatant misuse of the forum to me. Closed.

hifi check your PMs.

Jeff

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