Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Budget indicators

Bush's proposed fiscal 2008 budget would provide another big boost in spending for the war and overall defense and diplomatic spending. The budget plan includes $623 billion for the military next year, including $141 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a $50 billion down payment on the president's plan to permanently increase the size of the armed forces by 92,000 over the next five years.
-- Washington Post,
Feb. 6, 2007

...Bush signaled he would attempt to squeeze spending on health care, education, housing and other domestic programs ....

The new Bush budget would also seek to reduce the rapid rate of growth in Medicare and Medicaid, trimming $101 billion from the two programs over the next five years by reducing payments to health-care providers and forcing wealthier seniors to pay more for physician services and prescription drug coverage.

... the president is seeking an 18 percent reduction in funds to provide heating assistance to 5.6 million low-income families, ...
-- Washington Post,
Feb. 7, 2007

This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of people normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
-- Martin Luther King,
April 4, 1967


Anonymous hotpotatomash said...

While admitting the war is not going well and in some cases (O'Reilly) it was a mistake that we wouldn't do again knowing there were no WMD - sure! - Fox News continues to pound away at Obama because he was against the war from the start. The theory is, I guess, while he might have been right on the war, it's proof that he is a pinko commie who will not start any necessary wars in the future.

I think Fox is far more comfortable with Hillary who could probably be counted on to feed the military industrial complex.

Anyways, there is no doubt that if you want the Fox vote you are far better off supporting war, taking innocent life and being wrong than not supporting war.

7:40 PM  

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