Saturday, September 17, 2005

Er, just, exactly how is that going to work out?

Awoke this morning to find this little nugget staring me in the face:
Bush Rules Out Tax Hike to Fund Recovery

President Bush on Friday ruled out raising taxes to pay the massive costs of Gulf Coast reconstruction, saying other government spending must be cut to pay for a recovery effort expected to swell the national debt by $200 billion or more.
Now, I'm no economist, but I figure if we're not going to raise taxes, what are we going to do?

((Don't be content with only a teaser of this post;
read more of this musing.))


We're certainly not getting out of Iraq any time soon, Thank you very much, Mr. President.

Let me guess. I'll name the states that will receive significantly less funding -- across the board -- including highways & transportation, health & medical, education, etc. etc. etc. Let me guess. Washington, Oregon, and California. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and the six states which make up New England.

Anyone want to suggest otherwise?

Oh, and for those of you who don't see it... those are the "blue states."

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