Friday, October 05, 2007

Bush’s veto lies

In case you missed it, here is Eugene Robinson’s excellent op-ed on Bush’s veto of the SCHIP bill.

To say that George W. Bush spends money like a drunken sailor is to insult every gin-soaked patron of every dockside dive in every dubious port of call. If Bush gets his way, the cost of his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will soon reach a mind-blowing $600 billion. Despite turning a budget surplus into a huge deficit, the man still hasn’t met a tax cut he doesn’t like. And when the Republicans were in charge of Congress, Bush might as well have signed their pork-stuffed spending bills with a one-word rubber stamp: “Whatever.”

So for Bush to get religion on fiscal responsibility at this late date is, well, a joke. And for him to make his stand on a measure that would have provided health insurance to needy children is a punch line that hasn’t left many Republicans laughing.


Distributorcap said...

you should have seen Pat Buchanan return to his asshole ways talking about this

that Bush did the right thing == that despite the fact this might hurt the GayOldParty politically it is a "start" on getting fiscally sound

Pat are you frigging kidding......i think this whole program costs as much as 3 days in the hell hole of Iraq

FranIAm said...

How glad I am to be back on these compassionate shores...

This is f-ing insane.

And after reading D-cap's comment I am really ill.

Fiscally sound? WTF?