Hey, remember that new Medicare overhaul and prescription drug program the Bush administration just shoved through congress all along promising the costs would stay within the $400 billion estimate? Well, it’s gonna cost a teensy bit more than they thought…
Instead of a $400 billion 10-year price tag, Bush’s 2005 budget will estimate the Medicare bill’s cost at about $540 billion, said aides who spoke on condition of anonymity. Bush will submit on Monday a federal budget for the fiscal year 2005, which starts next Oct. 1.
Bush just signed the Medicare measure into law last month. While it was moving through Congress, Bush, White House officials and congressional Republican leaders had assured doubting conservatives that the bill’s costs would stay within the $400 billion estimate.
It’s pretty bad when you lie to the opposing party, but when you’re lying to members of your own party to get what you want that can’t be a good sign.
To hell with getting rid of Bush because of his Fundamentalist war-mongering ways, let’s get rid of him before he makes the Federal deficit any fucking bigger!