Bloated Budget

Congressman Jeb Hensarling on President Bush’s recently proposed budget:

Today, President Bush submitted his FY2008 Budget to the Congress. Conservatives should rally behind the President’s goal to balance the budget within 5 yearswithout raising taxes. This budget should be used as a floor, not a ceiling, and serve as a starting point in the budget process. Congress once again will have the opportunity to restrain runaway spending, reform earmarks and restore the fiscal discipline that you expect in Washington.

I personally have a hard time getting excited about a 2.9 trillion dollar budget, but, like most Bush budgets, it appears to be a mixed bag with some noble goals but far too much overall spending.

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