Tuesday, October 30, 2007

President Bush takes Congress to the woodshed....

The Hill today reported that the President took Congress to the woodshed:
President Bush on Tuesday slammed Congress for not getting its work done and focusing too much on investigating his administration and repeatedly attempting to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq.

“We’re near the end of the year, and there really isn’t much to show for it,” Bush told reporters following a meeting with House GOP leaders.
The President criticized Congress for constant tax increases:

Bush also painted the picture of “tax and spend” Democrats being in charge of Congress, saying that they have passed an “endless series of tax increases” and “haven’t seen a bill they could not solve without shoving a tax hike into it.”

He pointed to recent legislation to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the farm bill, the energy bill and a small business bill as examples of Democrats’ effort to raise taxes.
Referring to reports the dems may tie an Iraq supplemental spending bill and the Veterans Affairs funding to the Labor/HHS appropriations bill, the President ended by saying:

... it is “hard to imagine a more cynical political strategy than trying to hold hostage funding for our troops in combat and our wounded warriors in order to extract $11 billion in additional social spending.”
That's the George W. Bush I love ... the strong leader. It has been nice to have John Wayne in charge of the ranch the past six years....

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