CNSNews.com - Federal Spending Was on ?Starvation Diet? During Bush Years, Says Democratic Senator
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said yesterday that some of the spending in the $819-billion stimulus passed by the House of Representatives last week represented important federal spending priorities needed to “make-up for a starvation diet under the Bush Administration.”“I do think that there was some spending in the bill that was makeup for a starvation diet under the Bush administration, some important priorities of our party; frankly, of the American people,” said McCaskill. “And the question is does it belong in the stimulus bill or does it belong in the appropriations bill? I think some of the money that we cut in the compromise to get the votes that we, that we have was, in fact, spending that more appropriately should go in an appropriations bill.”What the hell is she smoking?Under the “starvation diet” imposed by the Bush Administration, the annual federal budget grew by 1.32 trillion.