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Friday, November 12, 2004

Dine and Dash

While local government and political party officials today debated whether the presidential campaigns should have stuck Gainesville with the overtime bill for officers who worked campaign events, I was left wondering whether anyone cared about the bill President Bush is leaving unpaid to Gainesville and the nation.

Bush inherited a budget surplus that could have been used in part to pay down our debt more quickly, but instead he decided to cut taxes in a way that sent that surplus to the nation's wealthiest people and businesses. Now we have the largest annual budget deficits ever.

Who will pay this tab? Our kids.

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