Wednesday, July 11, 2007

George Bush said

"No nation has ever taxed and spent its way to prosperity."

He is, of course, totally wrong. No country which is not sitting on oil or made of guano has ever achieved prosperity without taxing and spending the money on public education. It's not like the pure private sector approach to schooling has never been tried -- it was tried and failed for millennia. So far in history the rule is no tax and spend no industrialization.

via Digby who also notes that Bush spends like crazy.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Remember, what does not count as spending is military spending. Coming for 2008, an increase in $43 billion for the military to which Democrats are agreed, before Iraq, and either a decrease of $11 billion or an increase of $5 billion in all domestic social benefit spending depending on whether Republicans or Democrats win.

anne

Anonymous said...

The post is excellent, and I am just reading on the influence on spending for education of Jefferson. I have been pushing for free tuition for public colleges and universities for some while.

anne