Sunday, November 27, 2005

Bush: The "Gift" That Will Keep on Giving

Dave Zweifel in the Madison, Wisconsin Capital Times points out what many of us have been saying: that thanks to Bush and Cheney's ruinous financial management, our children and grandchildren will suffer. For me, the key section (which I found chilling) was this:

A front page of USA Today last week showed it all in graphic detail. If we continue on the same track we are today, our annual $319 billion deficit will be more than $4 trillion in 2050, when our grandkids are nearing retirement.

"We face a demographic tsunami," insists David Walker, the U.S. comptroller general. He compares the United States to Rome before the fall of the empire. The country faces deficits in its budget, its balance of payments, its savings and its leadership, he told USA Today.

This is both tragic and unconscionable. America will bitterly regret having "elected" Bush president.

Or more precisely, having allowed him and his cronies to seize power in 2000.

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