Democrats in the Senate have passed a $600 billion health, education bill. That exceeds the White House's budget by more than $10 billion. It's bills like these that are going to raise taxes on the American people, but that's what the Democrats are all about, socialism (stealing from the successful and redistributing the money).
"The spending hike they are asking for in this one bill, if allowed to continue at the same rate, will cost the American taxpayer $120 billion over the next ten years," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
With Democrats passing these bills, President Bush will have no choice but to veto. I trust that the president will not let this overspending go without a fight. What Democrats are doing could delay the passage of many of the bills to next year, yet the fiscal year has already started. They're going to try to pin it on President Bush, like they did with SCHIP and the Frost kid, but they're not going to fool anyone. Democrats are all about taxing and that's never going to stop.
Another problem in the Senate is the problem with earmarking. Both Democrats and Republicans are guilty for this. 1,000 earmarks totaling $562 million are included in this bill. Republican Senator Tom Coburn, of Oklahoma, moved to strip all earmarks from the bill but his measure fell short 68-26. At least we know that have have a true fiscal conservative in Senator Coburn.
I hope that Democrats fail in stealing from the American people and that Republicans sustain the vetoes that we know will come. Thank you for reading and God Bless.