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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:35 AM
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Bush under fire over 'runaway spending'

President George W Bush is facing mounting anger from the conservative Right who accused him of letting government spending run out of control. Forty Republican Congressmen have formed a rebel group committed to curbing federal spending.

"The Republican Congress is spending at twice the rate as under Bill Clinton and President Bush has yet to issue a single veto," said Paul Weyrich, the chairman of one group, Coalitions for America.

The federal deficit reached $374 billion (203 billion) at the end of the last fiscal year on Sept 30. New figures next month are expected to project a deficit of $480 billion (260 billion) in 2004.

The Right's fury has been compounded by the details of a vast spending bill laden with an array of "pork barrel" projects shocking even by the blatant vote-buying standards of congressional politics.
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 04:32 AM
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1. Bottom line.
In spite of their "rebellion", they voted for it.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 06:43 AM
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2. They voted for it so they could start
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 06:44 AM by Skidmore
the ragging they are doing now. Now they start hacking federally funded social programs. It was a setup to this end. The ragging just gives them political cover.
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