Arizona Senator John McCain called Congressional spending excessive this morning on Fox’s “Fox News Sunday.”
“Congress is now spending money like a drunken sailor,” said McCain, a former Navy officer, “and I’ve never known a sailor, drunk or sober, with the imagination that this Congress has.”
He said growth of spending had been capped at 4 percent, but it was at least 8 percent higher. He said he will continue urging Bush to veto profligate spending bills. The president has not veto a single bill since he took office.
I’d have to agree. In recent years, government has ballooned to all-time highs with projects such as the Department of Homeland Security and the new $400 billion Medicare plan. To make matters worse, Congress shows no indication of slowing down, and all this largely under Republican rule. Watch out guys, you’re starting to look like the Dems as far as big government goes.
And, no, money doesn’t grow on trees.
Update: Damon agrees with my last statement.