09/14/2004: Pot. Kettle. Black.
Or should that be "Pot. Kettle. Blacker"? Apparently, when Bush isn't lying he's too busy making sure he's not telling us the whole truth. Bush has no problem criticizing Senator Kerry for proposing initiatives which (Bush says, but we know his track record on "honesty") will cost $2 trillion in long term spending. But what Bush isn't telling us is that his agenda, as outlined at the Republican National
Product Launch Convention, will cost $3 billion (including the cost of the tax cuts he wants to make permanent.
The expansive agenda President Bush laid out at the Republican National Convention was missing a price tag, but administration figures show the total is likely to be well in excess of $3 trillion over a decade.
A staple of Bush's stump speech is his claim that his Democratic challenger, John F. Kerry, has proposed $2 trillion in long-term spending, a figure the Massachusetts senator's campaign calls exaggerated. But the cost of the new tax breaks and spending outlined by Bush at the GOP convention far eclipses that of the Kerry plan.
Len on 09.14.04 @ 12:07 PM CST