Wednesday, January 11


Bush's new budget will call for "sacrifices."

Yeah, like the ritual sacrifice of the poor, the struggling middle class, students, the elderly, emergency first-responders, healthcare, public education, honor, integrity, a sense of American fair play, etc.

You can bet that there will be no sacrifice required of the uber-wealthy, politically connected corporations, the military budget (except items benefitting veterans and currently serving military), or Republican legislators.

Snow said the budget that the administration will present to Congress in early February will continue to make progress on the president's pledge to cut the deficit in half as a percentage of the overall economy by 2009.

It will accomplish that by containing government spending while maintaining Bush's other goal of making permanent his first-term tax cuts, which are all due to expire at the end of 2010.

To achieve the twin goals of reducing the deficit and maintaining the tax cuts, Bush's proposed budget for 2007 will show the administration "pressing awfully hard to control spending," Snow said in an interview with a small group of reporters.

"This will call for sacrifices, no doubt about it," Snow said.
[Emphasis mine]

The Bush people are so precise, and so revealing, in their language. Consider the definition of sacrifice:

a. The act of offering something to a deity in propitiation or homage, especially the ritual slaughter of an animal or a person.
b. A victim offered in this way.

a. Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.
b. Something so forfeited.

a. Relinquishment of something at less than its presumed value.
b. Something so relinquished.
c. A loss so sustained.

We know what Bush, and the Republicans, value. Tax cuts for the super-rich uber alles.

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Blogger mikevotes said...

Yeah, the irony of it kills me.

He asks for no sacrifices from Americans to support the war, but asks the poor to help him balance the budget(hah!) to protect the upperclass tax cuts.


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