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  1. #1
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    "Bush agenda would boost government"

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6936733/

    What? Bush not being very conservative with his federal or economic policies? Say it ain't so! I guess that's the beauty of being mandated into office. Who wants to bet that naysayers within the ranks will be stifled?

    ...

    "He keeps expanding the federal involvement into state and local affairs," said Chris Edwards, a tax and budget expert at the Cato Institute, a think tank that often supports the president's agenda. "My hope would be that there would be an electoral rebuke of big [-government] Republicans like there was when the tectonic plates shifted in 1994."

    Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), said: "The Republican majority, left to its own devices from 1995 to 2000, was a party committed to limited government and restoring the balances of federalism with the states. Clearly, President Bush has had a different vision, and that vision has resulted in education and welfare policies that have increased the size and scope of government."

    'A non-starter'
    Pence, an influential leader of House conservatives, said 50 Republicans gathered in Baltimore this past week and discussed, among other things, an overwhelming desire to protest the expansion of government by opposing Bush's education plan for high school students. While only 33 House Republicans opposed the No Child Left Behind law in the first term, Pence predicted that a significantly larger number will vote against expanding the program to cover high schools. Michael Franc of the Heritage Foundation, a pro-Bush think tank, agreed. "It's a non-starter" in the minds of a large number of Republicans, he said.

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    Re: "Bush agenda would boost government"

    Now lets read what a couple of guys at Heritage actually say. Not a snipit. And no...Im not selling anything. I havent read thru the suggested budget to form an opinion. And as I said yesterday, I wont play the unproductive "gotcha" game:

    http://www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/wm658.cfm

    http://www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/wm659.cfm

    And from our friends at Cato:

    http://www.cato.org/dispatch/02-08-05d.html#1

    A decent pro and con reference page:

    http://www.townhall.com/issues/Economics/

    From the Tech/Investor Sector[point of view]

    http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/stor...le&dist=google
    Last edited by jimzinsocal; 02-09-2005 at 04:19 PM.

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    Re: "Bush agenda would boost government"

    Also in the same vein:

    Bush could leave budgetary landmine
    Deficits projected to grow after he leaves office


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6965084/

    Seems like all his programs and initiatives are planned to hit hard after he leaves. Bad for the country, but maybe good for us, the new fiscal conservative Deaners.
    Last edited by Hefner; 02-14-2005 at 02:57 AM.






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