Tax Guru-Ker$tetter Letter
Thursday, August 08, 2002
Bush Spending More Than Clinton
One of the mantras that we in the Libertarian Party have long used is that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two major political parties. While the JackAss Party has a well deserved reputation for big tax & spend programs, the Bush administration is doing everything possible to blur the distinction between the two parties. According to this article, Bush is currently out-spending Clinton.
While I'm sure he is doing this to attract normally Democrat voters in 2004, he is just sealing his fate as another one term Bush presidency. Most Demonrats have such a visceral hatred of Republicans that nothing will cause them to vote for Bush. Likewise, many Republicans will sit out the election or vote for someone else as a way of punishing Bush in the same way as they punished his father in 1992 for breaking his "No New Taxes" pledge. The presidency of Hillary Clinton is looking more and more like a certainty.