Tuesday, December 21, 2004
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Big Whoop #2

President Bush has pledged to submit a budget that will halve the U.S. budget deficit in 5 years. Whoop-tee-doo. As President Reagan said, the deficit is big enough to take care of itself. With moderate economic growth and reasonable spending restraint, it should be a piece of cake for the President's goal to be achieved.

So, why not aim higher? A good start would be to eliminate the Departments of Education, Energy, and Agriculture; to privatize the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Amtrak; to zero out the budgets of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Americorps; and to eliminate farm subsidies and corporate welfare. This is supposed to be a transforming Presidency, right?