Today, President Bush proposed to make his tax cuts for the wealthy permanent while again attacking programs for low-income people, senior citizens, and children in the name of deficit reduction.
In response to President Bush’s latest budget proposals, People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas released the following statement:
“The net result will be bigger deficits over the next five years. President Bush has already been responsible for the four largest deficits in history and the nearly doubling of the national debt. The budget he proposes today charts a course of red ink as far as the eye can see while clinging to failed proposals such as Social Security privatization, and reckless tax cuts for the wealthy. And now he is going after Medicare too, and looking to cut Medicaid, education, child care, and housing programs.
“President Bush’s immoral budget proposal should be dead on arrival. The ink and paper used to print the budget are worth more than the bankrupt policies it promotes.”