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Saturday, April 23, 2005

Joe Manchin cutting the budget

Let's see, the West Virginia governor, the senate and the house are all controlled by Democrats. They cut the budget to save taxpayers money and to show fiscal responsbility. Which is the party of fiscal conservatism and financial responsibility? The Democrats. The White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate are all controlled by Republicans and we have skyrocketing record deficits. The Charleston Gazette has the details on the budget trimming:
Gov. Joe Manchin erased more than $8.3 million worth of pet-project earmarks Friday before approving a $3.19 billion general revenue budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Too bad the fiscal mess created by the Republicans in Washington and the poor handling of the economy by the Bush White House has created the necessity for such belt tightening. But at least the Democrats know how to act responsibly instead of spending money like drunken sailors on shore leave.


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