Monday, January 24, 2005


What should one make of this report that appeared the day after the inaugural address?

Bush to Seek Cuts in Medicaid, Benefits

Fri Jan 21, 6:59 PM ET White House - AP

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) is readying a new budget that would carve savings from Medicaid and other benefit programs, congressional aides and lobbyists say, but it is unclear if he will be able to push the plan through the Republican-run Congress.

White House officials are not saying what Bush's $2.5 trillion 2006 budget will propose saving from such programs, which comprise the biggest and fastest growing part.

This is a man who instigated two rounds of tax cuts to the tune of $2.2 to $3.2 Trillion. He is a man who has involved us in a massively costly war ($150 Billion at last count, this would go a long way towards helping children in America rather than Haliburton in Iraq.)

But mostly, it is the mark of a coward to go after children. If this is an expression of his much vaunted "values," I'd say he wouldn't know a value if it smacked him in the face.

Shame, shame, shame on you George W. Bush.


Alset said...

Amen! I remember during the Savings & Loans debacle reading that the money lost could have provided housing for all the homeless people in the U.S. with money left over for a maintenance trust fund.
If resources were humanely used we could all be living in a much better world.

Enjoy you blog.

OnBackground said...

Thanks for putting the hypocrisy front and center.

The Liberal Avenger said...

Curious that he didn't bring this up in either his inauguration address or the SOTU.

Blog on, good Doctor. Blog on.