The largest danger my children face is the growing Federal deficit and the out of control spending the Republicans have created in Washington.
The Federal Budget was 2.472 Trillion dollars last year. Bush's proposed Budget this year is 2.77 Trillion dollars. This is an increase of about 12%. Realize that some of the spending for 2005 and 2006 is not even included in The Federal budget numbers for this year or last year; notably some of the funding for our operations in Iraq and some of the bloated overspending The Federal government is doing in the Gulf Coast region.
Inflation is projected to be about 3%, yet Bush is proposing we grow government at FOUR TIMES that rate. The Republicans can no longer call themselves small government conservatives. They are social conservatives who believe in growing government faster then The Democrats they replaced...
What is equally disturbing is the election year squalling coming from both the Dems and Reps. Our elected officials will almost certainly spend MORE then Bush is proposing. That is shameful.
If you believe some of the liberal media outlets you would be led to believe that Bush's budget will kill poor people. That is just not true.
Tax rates are going to rise dramatically in the next few years. Taxes will have to rise so that we can pay for the mistakes our elected officials are making.
I hope that some of our local Republicans will post some comments on this issue!
They cannot be happy...
Fiscal Conservatives have to come to The Libertarian Party; the Republicans do not want you!