Bush's Budget Expected to Be Aggressive

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    Bush's Budget Expected to Be Aggressive

    Wed Jan 12, 9:56 AM ET Politics - washingtonpost.com
    By Jonathan Weisman, Washington Post Staff Writer

    The Bush administration is preparing a budget request that would freeze most spending on agriculture, veterans and science, slash or eliminate dozens of federal programs, and force more costs, from Medicaid to housing, onto state and local governments, according to congressional aides and lawmakers.

    The White House also plans to reintroduce measures to stem the growth of federal health care and other entitlement programs that rise automatically each year based on set formulas, they said.

    The tough budget for the fiscal year that begins in October is intended to signal President Bush (news - web sites)'s commitment to reining in the record federal deficit, and to satisfying conservative critics who note spending has soared since Bush took office.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...washpost/20050112/pl_washpost/a1953_2005jan11


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    Way past time for the administration to sound like the GOP on domestic side too.

     
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    Finally! I hope it is true. I was tired of the way he was acting like a Dem giving away our money like it wasn't taken from us to begin with.
     
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    I'm hoping the social actions of his first term were only implemented to insure his election to a second term. Now he can get down to business.
     

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