Federal spending is up 40 percent since President Bush took office. So, what are Bush’s true fiscal priorities? Well, to paraphrase Bill Maher, he gives a lot to Paris Hilton types, and he spends even more killing”>NOT killing Osama bin Laden.


Federal spending in fiscal year 2006 increased by a whopping 9 percent — the largest rise since 1990 — and has risen more than 40 percent since President Bush took office.

The most recent rise far outpaces inflation — the Consumer Price Index is up only 1.3 percent in the past 12 months.

“The greatest scandal in Washington, D.C., is runaway federal spending,” Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said after the midterm elections.


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