The 2001 Budget Emergency

February 24, 2001

President Bush said Saturday that the most important number in the budget he sends to Congress next week is the $5.6 trillion surplus it projects over the next 10 years.

That huge projected surplus provides the underpinning of all the administration’s tax-cut and spending plans, Mr. Bush said in his recorded weekly radio address.

“A surplus in tax revenue, after all, means that taxpayers have been overcharged,” the president said. “And usually when you’ve been overcharged, you expect to get something back.” The surplus figure “counts more than any other” in the budget, he said.

Democrats cautioned that surpluses projected over so long a period can turn into elusive fool’s gold. And they continued to insist that as it stands the Bush tax-cut plan unfairly favors the wealthy over those of more modest means.

Click HERE to see your cut under Bush’s plan.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bush-surplus-justifies-tax-cut/

Obviously 9/11 and greenspan’s bubbles were a resounding success for the shareholders of the federal reserve.

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