Mapping The Vote With Interactive Guide To Super Tuesday

All the states for Super Tuesday listed here.

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President Bush Drowning Nation In Record-Making Red Ink

President Clinton left office with a $559 billion surplus.  That is important to remember as you read this story.

The following will shock you only if you have not been watching the Bush White House with any degree of scrutiny over the past seven years.  For all the spin and blather that runs from the Bush Administration, there is only disaster and chaos to show for their efforts at governing.

The entire world understands the carelessness with which President Bush has handled foreign affairs.  Nothing could be worse than that.   Right?

Wrong.

President Bush introduced a $3.1 trillion budget on Monday that supports sizable increases in military spending to fight the war on terrorism and protects his signature tax cuts.

The spending proposal, which shows the government spending $3 trillion in a 12-month period for the first time in history, squeezes most of government outside of national security, and also seeks $196 billion in savings over the next five years in the government’s giant health care programs — Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor.

Even with those savings, Bush projects that the deficits, which had been declining, will soar to near-record levels, hitting $410 billion this year and $407 billion in 2009. The all-time high deficit in dollar terms was $413 billion in 2004.

Read the full CNN story here.

How ironic the Republican Party touts their fiscal conservatism, and ability to better manage the nation’s economy, as a selling point in the 2008 elections.

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