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Monday, February 16, 2004  

The Old Bait and Switch

Josh Marshall's latest post expresses his incredulity at Bush's brazen claim to a crowd in Florida today that "Democrats would endanger America's fiscal health by raising taxes."

Marshall takes to task the Bush bullshit by pointing out the facts::

When the president came into office the budget surplus was over $200 billion. Now the deficit is over $500 billion.

Even my frail grasp of mathematics tells me that's a deterioration in the nation's fiscal health of roughly three-quarters of a trillion dollars in the three years he's been in office. And for almost all of that time the president's party controlled both houses of congress.

And he says the Democrats are a danger to the nation's fiscal health?

Marshall deftly analogizes that:
This is the arsonist in your house telling you that stranger outside with the hose can't be trusted.[emphasis added]


posted by voxpopgirl | 2/16/2004