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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:47 PM
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Bush Policies Shrink U.S. Opportunities(Dem response to Bush Sat radio)
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Bush Policies Shrink U.S. Opportunities - Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats said on Saturday Americans face diminished opportunities because of President Bush's economic policies. "The Bush economy is accelerating the loss of opportunity in America," Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack said in the Democrats' weekly radio address.

"The true impact of the Bush economy cannot be felt today -- even with record unemployment and families under pressure to pay basic bills. The true impact will be left for our children to manage," said Vilsack, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.

Under the Republican president, Vilsack said, the federal treasury has gone from a $5 trillion projected surplus over 10 years to a $5 trillion projected deficit that "is literally mortgaging our children's future."

Vilsack said today's children "will be the first generation to face fewer opportunities than their parents," attending weaker schools and facing the prospect of financing the retirement of the baby boom generation. <snip>

"How do you raise educational standards or keep college affordable if you have to cut budgets to balance budgets?" he asked. "We need real, effectual economic change in America, instead of Wall Street getting a tax break and America's families getting a pink slip."
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