Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Bush accuses Kerry's national agenda of costing $2 trillion, then proposes his own costing well in excess of $3 trillion

Another popular Bush propaganda trick: criticize your opponent for something while your own something is substantially worse.

At the RNC Bush criticized Kerry for a national agenda that would cost $2 trillion over ten years, then went on to outline what he implied was a less expensive agenda of his own. Now it turns out that Bush's agenda would cost well in excess of $3 trillion, which makes it well in excess of 50% more costly than Kerry's.

Remember what Grover Norquist, top Bush and GOP party strategist, declared in a National Public Radio "Morning Edition" interview May 25, 2001,
"I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."
Well, folks, Bush is showing us how it's done — spend down the treasury like there's no tomorrow, till you have to privatize or simply chop away programs that are intended for the general good.

Read this Yahoo! News link or the original Washington Post analysis.