I have been reading press releases from various politicians this morning. You will not believe this one.
Tom Delay just said "There is no fat in The Federal Budget."
Do you have any idea how frightening this statement is? The GAO (Government Accounting Office) itself acknowledges there is waste in The Federal government. How on Earth could a fiscal conservative even think that such a statement could be true?
The Republican Party has become another LARGE GOVERNMENT party. They believe in spending as much money as they can today; and letting our children and grandchildren pay for it.
I think ANY REASONABLE CPA could audit almost every Federal Program and find at least 5% of it that could be cut.
As a fiscal conservative, I am appalled.
Tonight here is what Bush will promise America:
1. He will acknowledge failures in the Federal response to Katrina. He will promise to fix those Federal Agencies (Spend more money).
2. He will promise to rebuild everything that was destroyed by Katrina, in fact, he will promise to re-build everything bigger and better then they were before (Spend most likely over 250 BILLION dollars. We will rebuild a city that is below sea level. Our children and grand children will pay for this, we will not.
3. He will promise to take care of a million refugees for as long as it takes (Spend even more money).
I can promise you this, Graydon (My two year old son) and Kayla (My Four year old daughter) will be the tax payers that have to pay for all of this deficit spending. They will pay FAR HIGHER taxes in twenty years then we are paying today. Not only will they pay for this spending, they will pay interest EVERY year on this debt.
Where are the fiscal conservatives?