February 22nd, 2003


Spending beyond our means...

From Paul Jacob's Common Sense - February 17, 2003

Taken from: http://www.termlimits.org/Press/Common_Sense/cs785.html

    If I told you I had a dire emergency at my house, you'd probably offer to come with me to help. But if on the way home I stopped to grab a cheeseburger and a soda, you might think I wasn't that serious.
    Now, war is a pretty serious situation — a dire emergency and then some. So when President Bush says we must go to war with Iraq, whether I think that's the right policy or not I figure he's got to be absolutely serious.

    But then President Bush proposes a new budget — a $2.23 trillion budget — that tries to be all things to all people. And it throws me for a loop.

    Look, the only money government has is the money we all pay in taxes. We don't live in a utopia with no costs and no trade-offs, where everybody gets to keep his own money but also has to pay the bills for everybody else.
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