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Bush Hoping To Pull Off One More Screwjob On His Way Out The Door

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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  • "U.S. President George W. Bush unveiled Monday a $3.11 trillion budget plan for fiscal 2009 that would increase military funding but nearly freeze many domestic programs, allowing a stalled U.S. economy to bleed more red ink this year and next. The plan for the year starting Oct. 1 will be up 6.0 percent from fiscal 2008 and the country's first budget surpassing $3 trillion. It will lead to a deficit of $410 billion in fiscal 2008 and $407 billion in fiscal 2009." Obviously, this is never going to happen, but you can pretty much imagine how much fun they had putting it together. A.P.

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