Priorities, priorities.

Today President Bush vetoed a spending bill that would provide roughly $150.7 billion to the Departments of Education, Labor, Health, and Human Services. But he signed a spending bill that provides $450.9 billion to the Pentagon.

A little later in the day, without a trace of irony, he gave an economics speech that compared Congress to a “teenager with a new credit card.”

So let me get this straight:

(reckless teenager) = ($$) x (jobs, education, and health care)

(responsible grownup) = ($$$$$$) x (war)

Hmm…most kids I know can figure out what’s wrong with withholding funds for jobs, education and health care while giving half a trillion dollars to the Pentagon. I guess I’d rather have a teenager with a credit card in charge of the national budget than an adult with completely nutty priorities.

3 Responses to “Priorities, priorities.”

  1. Tasha Says:

    Ok, I know it doesn’t NEED to be said, and this comment is not particularly eloquent, but I’ve gotta say this: Bush is a tool. I cannot believe that chimp is the leader of our country. The end.

  2. Jenna Says:

    Tom well said, and well done…Once Bush’s reign of terror is over the world will be so much better off!

  3. FranIAm Says:

    Yes- it is all just the opposite of what it should be. And when I think of good and what is opposite… well there you have it.

    Great post.

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