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Thread #81478 Message #1493016
Posted By: CarolC
25-May-05 - 02:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: The way it should be......
Subject: RE: BS: The way it should be......
Another irony is that GW Bush is probably the most fiscally non-conservative (fiscally irresponsible) Republican president in the history of the Republican Party. His *"borrow and spend" policies have created the largest national debt in US history, as well as the largest deficit in US history. But instead of embodying the "conservative" principle of personal responsibility, and taking care of the debt and the deficit himself, he is passing it along to future presidents and future taxpayers.
And he is also the biggest "welfare president" in US history. Only with GW Bush, the welfare money paid for by US taxpayers doesn't go to needy people who need a leg up... it goes to huge corporations that are already making enormous profits. And of course, far more money is given to corporations as corporate welfare than has ever been given to social welfare programs. Social welfare programs are a tiny, tiny drop in the bucket compared to corporate welfare. But the US taxpayers are still the ones who are footing the bill.
* "borrow and spend" - the same thing as "tax and spend" except that the taxpayers will be paying for it after GW leaves office.