"Conservatives" aren't really conservative

So you voted for Bush because “he won’t raise taxes”. So far this has been true. He’s lowered lots of taxes for the extremely rich and hasn’t raised taxes on the middle class. However, he’s spending like a drunk sailer on leave. $200 billion in Iraq and growing, $100 billion for disaster relief and growing with no end in sight. None of this money was in the budget. Not a single penny. So where do you think it’s coming from? We borrow it. From who? China mostly these days. How much interest do you think we pay a year on $7 trillion each year? Well, my friend, about $385 billion. And we’re not paying on the principle.

Currently our national debt sits at about $7.9 trillion and it grows at a rate of about $45,000 per second.

You can bitch and moan all you want about Clinton and the hummers he got in the Oval Office, but at least he was doing something about it. Some of my friends joke that Clinton was the best Republican President the US ever had and, to some extent, I agree. Sure he was for gun control, but he balanced the budget and managed to actually pay on the principle of the national debt. He also scaled back the military and oversaw one of the largest economic booms in US history.

If that doesn’t warrant the occasional hummer from an intern I don’t know what does.

4 thoughts on “"Conservatives" aren't really conservative

  1. He was the President of the United States of America, the most powerful man in america, he could have had any girl. Why that fatty? He should have been impeached just on the fact she was a cow.

  2. I have never seen Bush as a fiscally conservative President and frankly, I am not sure who among the people that voted for him did. Nothing about the man says penny-pinching so if people voted for him to handle anything except social issues… well, you probably should have stuck with — anyone else.

  3. Well written Mark.

    I tend to vote republican (most of the time) but it is definately getting scarier and scarier to see the democrats being more fiscally conservative then the repubs.

    To bad we will never see a non repub./demo. president. It might make for a nice change.


  4. Maybe I’m the only one who cares what is being done with my money. I don’t think we’re any safer now than we were before 9/11. If anything we poked the hornets nest when we invaded Iraq. Because of federal pork laws every state and city gets a fair share of the terrorism money pie. That means Ypsilanti, MI spends money on hazmat suits, while NYC is scraping by. It’s insane.

    I suppose if you’re a devout (insert some organized Christian sect) it makes sense to vote for Bush. Of course, if that’s the case, you might be doing more harm than good.

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