Bush’s Real Agenda

Don’t be fooled for a minute by anything you hear claiming that Bush’s tax cuts are about stimulating the economy or anything else. That’s crap. It’s bullshit. It is a smokescreen for what Bush is doing. Tax cuts are about gutting our ability (yes, OUR – that’s who the gubmint IS, we the people, all that stuff from civics class…) to provide for our people.

New York Times, August 25, 2001:

President Bush said today that there was a benefit to the government’s fast-dwindling surplus, declaring that it will create “a fiscal straitjacket for Congress.” He said that was “incredibly positive news” because it would halt the growth of the federal government.

He said this in one of those unguarded moments when he goes off script. Well, the government is having an incredible amount of “growth” right now in military spending, so he didn’t mean spending. “Growth of government” is more Republican code words. He’s talking about medical care, pensions, policing corporate crime, cleaning up the environment – the things that our government does for US.

I previously wrote about this here.