On Tuesday, May 27, George W. Bush raised the nation's debt limit to 7.83 trillion dollars. That's $7,830,000,000,000.00. It bothers me that the country seems apathetic to the ever spiraling federal budget deficit, and to the fact that the Bush Recession (yes, Virginia, Bush has been in office more than two years, the Recession started two months after he took office, his party controls both houses of congress and a majority of governorships, so they can't blame this on Clinton) means less money is flowing into state coffers, so most states are under the deficit crunch as well. Meanwhile, another tax cut is being signed, which will only lead to greater deficits.
This certainly blows the notion of the Republicans being the fiscally responsible party out of the water. Since 1981, deficits have grown most rapidly when the White House was under Republican control. How many times do you have to hit yourself on the head with a hammer before you realize you'll feel better when you STOP?
Although eventually the Democrats will be elected to clean up the mess (as they usually do, Democrats have been relairing the damage Republicans have done since the 1930s) there is no doubt that the American people will be paying for Bush's fiscal policies for the rest of our lives.
Congratulations, Patriotic Republican Americans (including the skank with the "I support George W. Bush" bumper sticker who cut me off yesterday) you just screwed your children.