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Inside March 9, 2004's Issue

-Editorials-

Editor's Box

Cartoon - Turning trash into money for students

What happened to our land of plenty?

This year the White House predicted the federal deficit to reach $521 billion...

In his 2.4 trillion dollar budget for 2004, President Bush proposed cuts to federal programs with poor performance records.

Some of these cuts include drug treatment centers, secondary school counselors and modernization of the air traffic system.

He proposed cuts in federal grants to local police and fire and emergency rescue departments, as well as cuts to projects that provide employment services for people with disabilities.

This year the White House predicted the federal deficit to reach $521 billion...

In his 2.4 trillion dollar budget for 2004, President Bush proposed increases in military spending by 7 percent and domestic security spending by 10 percent.

This year the White House predicted the federal deficit to reach $521 billion...

President Bush proposed permanent tax cuts to reduce the taxes paid by the average person by 5 percent.

The average tax cut is only 1.2 percent of the taxpayer's income.

The United States of America has some of the lowest taxes in the world.

And yet the public complains of shoddy education systems, expensive health-care, insufficient local police, failing Social Security and roads in disrepair.

Politics is sticky business.

Although this newspaper officially endorses no political candidates or political ideologies, it is evident that there is an economic problem in this country.

Taxes are low.

The deficit is high.

And the public complains of insufficient government services.

Well, you know what they say–you get what you pay for.

 
 
 

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