Today President Bush vetoed a spending bill that would provide roughly $150.7 billion to the Departments of Education, Labor, Health, and Human Services. But he signed a spending bill that provides $450.9 billion to the Pentagon.
A little later in the day, without a trace of irony, he gave an economics speech that compared Congress to a “teenager with a new credit card.”
So let me get this straight:
(reckless teenager) = ($$) x (jobs, education, and health care)
Hmm…most kids I know can figure out what’s wrong with withholding funds for jobs, education and health care while giving half a trillion dollars to the Pentagon. I guess I’d rather have a teenager with a credit card in charge of the national budget than an adult with completely nutty priorities.