Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Last Immoral Document from this President

President Bush said in the State of the Union address, "Our greatness is not measured in power or luxuries, but by who we are and how we treat one another. So we strive to be a compassionate, decent, hopeful society…comes to the aid of fellow citizens in times of suffering and emergency."

In my continuing series “the Moral Document,” Presidential budgets reveal the true nature of the man and his party’s vision for America. Well before the debates and compromises are hammered out, not much attention is paid to this personal look into a Presidents soul.

In the article “The budget's bottom line” by Yonce Shelton, the truth is laid out for all to see.

  • “Budgets are moral documents. They show us what we value in revealing where we invest now and for the future.”
  • “The president's 2007 budget cuts: eliminates more than 100 programs: cuts to low-income child care services would result in 400,000 fewer children receiving assistance: food stamps are slated for a cut that would eliminate support for 300,000 people. Medicaid cuts nearly $14 billion.”
  • “Its even stranger when you consider that more social cuts are proposed as poverty has risen in each of the past four years. According to the U.S. Census; food insecurity has risen in each of the last five years. The Food Research and Action Center reported 9.2 million working families are on the brink of poverty.”
This series requires little of my own commentary, thanks to stories like this, and because of the mean spirited naked truth revealed in this presidents sad leadership.

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