Jeff Jacoby looks at Bush’s newfound fiscal restraint:
“More than $500 million for the president’s `Jobs for the 21st Century’ initiative . . . a $1 billion increase for high-poverty schools . . . a $900 million increase over last year for aviation security and transportation security . . . $568 million (190 percent increase) to improve America’s food and agriculture security . . . budget for VA medical care is over 40 percent larger . . . $2 billion in total funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program . . . $1.4 billion for the Superfund, a $123 million (10 percent) increase.”
The quotes come from a fax received by Jacoby from the White House Communications Office.