Bush Big Spender

Dagen før den 110. kongres skulle samles for første gang, skrev Præsident George W. Bush en kommentar i Wall Street Journal. Præsident Bush’ vision for Amerika er efterhånden velkendt på begge sider af Atlanten. Denne gang var den også velskrevet: 

“I believe that when America is willing to use her influence abroad, the American people are safer and the world is more secure. I believe that wealth does not come from government. It comes from the hard work of America’s workers, entrepreneurs and small businesses. I believe government closest to the people is more responsive and accountable. I believe government plays an important role in helping those who can’t help themselves. Yet we must always remember that when people are hurting, they need a caring person, not a government bureaucracy”. 

Læste man videre, stødte man på endnu en sætning, som man som borgerlig må have svært ved at være uenig i: 

“By balancing the budget through pro-growth economic policies and spending restraint, we are better positioned to tackle the longer term fiscal challenge facing our country”, fortsatte han. 

Det hører imidlertid med til historien, at republikanerne ikke i praksis har levet op til denne målsætning siden 2001. Der har ikke været nogen form for ”spending restraint” under George W. Bush.

Veronique de Rugy, der sidder i CEPOS’ rådgivende komité, har påpeget problematikken mange gange. Hun kaldte oprindelig Præsident Bush for den største ”spender” siden Jimmy Carter, men på det seneste, er hun begyndt at kalde ham den største ”spender” siden Lyndon B. Johnson. Og det siger ikke så lidt. Jeg har fundet et ældre citat af de Rugy, som sætter årene med Bush lidt i perspektiv:

“Like Reagan, Bush has supported a large defense spending build-up. But a stark difference in fiscal philosophies is evident with regard to nondefense spending. While Reagan attacked the “destructive pattern of runaway spending,” as he called it in his second budget, Bush has expanded a wide array of “compassionate” welfare state programs”.

Af Kasper Elbjørn Senest opdaterede: 15 February 2009, 15:02

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