I'll have more on this when it's released tomorrow morning, but with a projected $400 billion plus deficit, $3 trillion or more in spending, and program cuts that few, if any Republicans will support, it is time to do what needs to be done: The Bush fiscal 2009 budget is so dead that it may not even make it to the Monday evening political talk shows.
Ask yourself this question: Would you rather cover the Super Tuesday primaries or the budget of a lame duck president that his own party will run away from?
The Washington Post is reporting that one of the spending cuts included in the Bush fiscal 2009 budget that will be sent to Congress tomorrow is a large reduction in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.
I have no doubt that the Post's reporting is correct. The story looks like it was based on a briefing provided by the administration.
Here's the earmark problem in a nutshell.
Over at Vox Baby, Andrew Samwick really seems to be hitting on all cylinders these days. Take a look at his latest on the federal budget aspects of the Bush State of the Union Address.