Stop Bushing the envelope

The American Spectator
by Jeremy Lott

12/27/06

Bush's half-hearted attempts to control spending have been laughable. The financial hit of September 11 temporarily reversed government surpluses but increases in both defense and domestic spending brought back dreaded structural deficits. Americans hate deficits and the president could have appealed to this revulsion to get Congress to spend less. By vetoing a few bills, he would have told Congress he was serious about spending -- and told the American people he was willing to stand up to big spenders, regardless of party. Instead, Bush tried to talk Congress into spending what he considered the 'just right' amount, and then signed every huge spending bill that crossed his desk...

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