Now maybe I’m wrong, but weren’t Republicans supposed to be the so-called “party of fiscal responsibility?” Aren’t Republicans the same folks who blast “tax and spend liberals” who if elected will raise taxes and ruin our economy?
If that’s really the case, then how do conservatives explain the fact that our current President, the esteemed George W. Bush, has run our economy into the ground, and in doing so, has run up a record budget deficit for the 2009 budget year? Jim Nussle, director of the Office of Budget and Management, has projected a record federal budget deficit of 482 billion dollars for 2009.
After news of the record budget deficit hit Washington, the knives came out as Democrats rushed to blame President Bush, with my favorite comments coming from Democratic Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota, chairman of the Senate Committee on Budget:
“If they gave out Olympic medals for fiscal irresponsibility, President Bush would take the gold, silver and bronze,” Conrad said. “With his eight years in office, he will have had the five highest deficits ever recorded. And the highest of those deficits is now projected to come in 2009, as he leaves office.”
Sen. Conrad also blasted the administration for its “reckless fiscal policies,” blaming the president’s tax cuts for driving the government into deficit and saying Bush “will be remembered as the most fiscally irresponsible president in our nation’s history.”
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give George W. Bush a gold medal, or maybe a gold star, because he’s sure earned it for all the “good work” he’s done to keep our economy strong!