A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Party of fiscal responsibility?

I thought we were the party that didn't spend all the money, but apparently times have changed.

Yahoo News: Congress' spending draws fire:

A series of actions by the Republican-controlled Congress threatens to send the federal deficit soaring, reversing a downward trend caused by new tax revenues from a rebounding economy.

Legislation passed by Congress this year will add $35 billion to next year's budget deficit and $115 billion through 2010, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a non-partisan watchdog group.
This is ridiculous. Our senators and representatives (and the President) ought to be ashamed of themselves. They are wasting our hard-earned money. I'm all for giving our military superb funding---they are the only thing keeping us safe, really---but there are countless programs that are a waste of OUR money and the government's time.