Friday, September 16, 2005

This little survey was posted at instapundit on 9/14/05 at 11:02am:

FUNDING KATRINA RELIEF: Bush seems to be shoveling out the cash, which has led some people to suggest cutbacks elsewhere -- though curiously the press mostly seems to mention Iraq. Here's an InstaPundit poll on the question that explores some other alternatives. Express yourselves!

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Where should we cut spending to finance Katrina relief?
Farm subsidies
Federal support for public broadcasting
The DARE program
Congressional travel and staff allowances
All of the above

posted at 11:02 AM by Glenn Reynolds Permalink

Great options. I wonder why there's no mention of the pork filled highway bill, or the energy bill giveaway…subsidies to oil companies who are having a hard time investing all their windfall. Even republican sites are a little astonished when it comes to the free spending/borrowing/no tax increase/no responsibility republicans of today:

Tom Delay says that congressional Republicans have done their job:

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said yesterday that Republicans have done so well in cutting spending that he declared an "ongoing victory," and said there is simply no fat left to cut in the federal budget.

Mr. DeLay was defending Republicans' choice to borrow money and add to this year's expected $331 billion deficit to pay for Hurricane Katrina relief. Some Republicans have said Congress should make cuts in other areas, but Mr. DeLay said that doesn't seem possible

"My answer to those that want to offset the spending is sure, bring me the offsets, I'll be glad to do it. But nobody has been able to come up with any yet," the Texas Republican told reporters at his weekly briefing.

Asked if that meant the government was running at peak efficiency, Mr. DeLay said, "Yes, after 11 years of Republican majority we've pared it down pretty good."

Maybe our govt, both D's and R's, have some fancy hidden plan regarding our deficit, what we owe to China and what we owe to ourselves for Social Security.

I just heard my unborn grandson's back…breaking under the weight of our obligations as we shift them, plus interest to future generations.


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