“The Congress needs to hear me loud and clear. If they spend more than $92.2 (billion) plus pandemic flu emergency funds, I will veto the bill,” [President] Bush said. “It’s important for there to be fiscal discipline in Washington D.C. if we want to keep this economy strong.”
This may be the first indication in five years that fiscal discipline, as a belief system, ever existed in the Republican Party. It’s certainly the first time the Administration has acknowledged it. It’s amazing what happens when your base is running away from you and you face an ass kicking come November.
I guess the old saying is true; when politicians feel the heat, they see the light.
As a life-long true believer in fiscal restraint, I’d like to welcome the President to the pool. Come on in, sir, the water is fine.