Let’s start with the razzzberry. The federal government has often engaged in what could be called in some circles as creative accounting (shocking, I realize). Other circles might be in debtor’s prison if they engaged in those practices, but the government is sovereign, so they get to do that kinda stuff.
According to USA Today, today, we, the people, unknowingly absorbed a 1.3 TRILLION dollar loss last year. Not billion, but TRILLION. Not the $248 Billion deficit reported by the Bush team. This is six years into a REPUBLICAN administration.
I’d just like to remind the fiscally responsible Republicans in the viewing area that Bill Clinton (a Democrat), balanced the budget and actually left the incoming Prez with a surplus. Yeah, he had some help from the GOP in congress, but he was the President and he get’s a lot of the credit. Just like the one occupying the Oval Office right now. I thought that THESE were the bizness guys???
Thumbs kinda up for President Bush for his news conference this AM announcing sanctions against Sudan and for some of the folks who do bizness with Sudan. I understand that the Sudanese government has resisted pressure by not allowing outside peace-keepers into their world of genocide, but it’s past time to make a stand.
Thumbs will go way up for the President if he puts his muscle to work with China’s involvement in the Sudanese crisis. China imports a lotta oil from Sudan and swaps at least some of that oil for weapons. Will we have the conjones to point that out publicly? Will we use the upcoming Olympics in Beijing as a platform to condemn the Chinese for the blood on their hands?
Keep the pressure on Mr. President..keep the pressure on.