In the long term the biggest challenge to our nation's fiscal health comes from unsustainable growth in entitlement spending. We do not need to cut these programs, but we do need to slow their growth.
In the long term the biggest challenge to our nation's fiscal health stems from President Bush's sense of priorities. One example is Bush's plan to cypher American tax dollars from domestic programs (student loans and Social Security, for starters) in order to hemorrhage money in a "War on Terror" that actually puts Americans in evermore peril.
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