Can I Open My Eyes Yet?
According to this post by Kevin Drum, Bush's new budget is out and he cuts spending, which I suppose is good, but one of the big spending cuts is $10 billion right of the top of Medicaid. Given the piss poor healthcare system we have here in the U.S. compared to other democracies (See the Health Care Roundup post by Ezra Klein), this doesn't seem like a prudent course to follow. But, whatever, I have learned to accept my lot here in the USA (it is this attitude that is responsible for 99% of the problems in this country, but that is another discussion).
Anyway, Bush cuts spending, but then goes and trashes it by planning on cutting taxes another $106 billion. This doesn't make sense. I know he doesn't have to worry about being reelected, but what does he want his legacy to be? There has been a lot of blathering about how Bush is one of our greatest Presidents, but from what I have seen, he isn't that good. About the only positive thing I can find about him is his decisive response to the 9/11 attacks -- but that is all we got: a decisive and quick response that quickly turned into our mismanaged occupation of Iraq.
The congressional Republicans must be feeling like they are getting hung out to dry by this guy ...