An interesting stat that I heard on CSPAN that was broadcasting a briefing / discussion on the latest budget. They had pointed out that Bush (43) has accumulated more national debt then all of the other 42 presidents combined. They stated that at the end of bush's first year we had about 5.8 Trillion in debt. at the current rate we are spending, we will be at 8.3 trillion by the end of this year with a projectory of about 11+ trillion by the time bush is ready to leave office. Fiscally responsible are we?
They stated that the current budget proposal does not have enough money in it to support the current operations in the "sand box", which means that there will be another ammendment requested for this budget at a later time.
The current budget proposal reduces / cuts national programs and bolsters foreign and combat spending. I am all for supporting our troops, don't get me wrong. When do we start to imporove our lives at home. I am lucky in the fact that I have made a good life for myself. There are many who suffer in this country. There are many schools which are underfunded (plenty in my area). When do we redirect funds to bolster our infra-structure rather than an infrastructure of another country who spits on our grand gestures?
(Me stepping off my soap box) 8-)