TITLE

On Credit

AUTHOR(S)
Beinart, Peter
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;3/29/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 11, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article argues that John Kerry needs to alter the way he deals with the topic of national security. John Kerry needs a national security message that goes beyond" I served in Vietnam." Here's a suggestion: The Bush tax cuts will undermine the war on terrorism. In other words, the tax cuts have ballooned the deficit, and Bush has used the ballooning deficit as a justification for underfunding homeland security. Just as Social Security and Medicare obligations skyrocket, the Bush tax cuts--if they are made permanent, as the president demands--will leave the federal government with far less money to meet them. As long as conservatives cling to Bush's tax cuts, their demands for a military capable of winning the war on terrorism will ring hollow.
ACCESSION #
12589534

 

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