This blog is still alive, just in semi-hibernation. When I want to write something longer than a tweet about something other than math or sci-fi, here is where I'll write it.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
More from the Worst Presdent Ever
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the Fiscal Year 2008 budget Wednesday, July 11, 2007, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The President's budget lays out a detailed plan to balance the budget by 2012 while keeping taxes low.
White House photo by Eric Draper
Wonderful plan, Mr. President. Maybe you haven't noticed, being so busy and all, but you won't be president after January 2009, and like millions of Americans, I wish the Congress would show some love for our country and get rid of you sooner. Even more to the point, your administration is not putting up a standard bearer for the 2008 election, so your plans for the years after that are just farts in the air.
Please stop farting in public. It's rude. I'm sure your momma taught you this at some point.
We now have the spectacle of Congress wanting to increase the five year funding of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) from $25 billion to $60 billion, and the fiscally responsible George W. Bush vetoing this "budget busting" bill. At the same time, the one year war funding for 2008 is now $189 billion, up from $142 billion earlier this summer.
Here's an idea, Mr. President. You aren't president for most of the five years of this funding increase. The increase for your time as president is about $10 billion. Go see if you can trim $10 billion in ridiculous waste from the funding for the wars we are fighting only because you are the worst commander in chief this country has ever seen. These wars we are in are your messes. Show some pride and at least try to screw up less. No one expects you to actually do the right thing; the best we can hope for is for you to be less of a screw-up one year than you were the year before.
I'm never going to be a conservative, but I wish they had some consistency beyond the idea of lower taxes. Less than ten years ago, they said they believed in balanced budgets, but letting them be in charge of the legislative and executive branches has put the lie to that. Right now, they just appear to believe in stealing from everybody who isn't in their club, and distributing the stolen goods to their pals.