Monday, February 09, 2009

'The Gummint is Starving!!'

Another (D) opens her mouth and proves that she's a blithering idiot.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D.-Mo.) said yesterday that some of the spending in the $819-billion stimulus passed by the House of Representatives last week represented important federal spending priorities needed to “make-up for a starvation diet under the Bush Administration.”


The ugly reality?

When President George W. Bush was elected in 2000, total federal expenditures were $1.78 trillion, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget. This year, the last budget approved under Bush--total federal expenditures are expected to be $3.1 trillion—not counting whatever amount the Congress approves for a stimulus package

That would be only a SEVENTY-EIGHT PERCENT SPENDING INCREASE in 8 years.

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