Friday, March 11, 2005

Bush for Kids?

President hides attack on future generations in child-friendly rhetoric

...the Bush tax cuts of today are the tax burdens of tomorrow. That doesn't sound like a "better world for our children and our grandchildren."

The federal deficit this year is $394 billion and climbing -- before you include the costs of war. But the conductor of this White House train wants to extend the tax cuts for first class and pass the debt to the youngest passengers in coach.

As for our children being more important than partisan politics, one in six American children live in poverty but the 2005 budget already has kid-unfriendly cuts in programs such as subsidized day care, and the Republican Congress is looking at cutting off food stamps for 300,000 people in working families...

Written by: Ellen Goodman

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