During Bush’s first term, discretionary spending grew by 48.4 percent. Considering that the increase resulting from Lyndon Johnson’s so-called “Great Society” programs was only 48.3 percent, President Bush has officially become the biggest spender in presidential history. Despite the always cheerful news from the Bush administration, Americans are now experiencing the painful results that come from having a president who lacks the discipline to just say no.
Seventy years ago the U.S. dollar was backed by gold. one paper dollar represented one dollar’s worth of gold in Ft. Knox. In the 40’s, the gold was replaced by silver. Today, our government is counterfeiting mony……printing dollars backed by nothing.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson held an impromptou press conference today,telling reporters; ” I just returned from Japan, where brother Jiro and Yamada Taro displayed their money machine. President Bush has authorized me to purchase exclusive rights to their invention which will finance the war in Iraq and pay for raises for Congress!”