Sat Jan 21, 2006
According to the U.S. National Debt Clock the outstanding public debt as of right now is:
That's Eight Trillion One Hundred and Ninety Two Billion Six Hundred and Twelve Million or so some odd dollars.
The estimated population of the United States is 298,316,868
so each citizen's share of this debt is $27,462.79.
So Naturally, that calls for tax cuts of the very wealthy. I've never really understood the GOP deal with running up massive debts. Is it mismanagement or design?
Bush is cutting more taxes, but the government isn't really trimming the pork - it's just being shifted around by those in power. This is truely conservative?
This entry by a (old style) conservative columnist on Foxnews.com states "governments that pursue an aggressive, grandiose foreign policy have never held the limited government line at home."
"Early 20th century journalist and World War I protester Randolph Bourne famously wrote that 'war is the health of the state'¯ The reason why politicians declare 'war' on intangibles like drugs or poverty is because a 'war'¯ mentality implies that the problem in question is so serious that the traditional rules of interaction between the governing and the governed need to be suspended. The greatest periods of growth of federal power in American history have come in wartime, or in crises like the Great Depression. These expansions are nearly always justified under the premise that national crises require more state power. They're always sold to the people on the promise that the power requested will only be temporary, or limited to certain circumstances (see the PATRIOT Act, for example)."
"Of course, the powers are almost never temporary or limited. Instead, government retains its new powers once we find peace, usually finds new ways to use them, then asks for more at the onset of the next war..."
Category: George W. Bush
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