Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s comments this morning:
“President Bush’s speech was an announcement of his intent to continue turning his back on the priorities of the American people: giving police officers the resources they need to protect our communities, ensuring children can see doctors when they are sick, improving education and changing course in Iraq. Democrats are working to address the needs Republican Congresses have severely under-funded, but President Bush – the biggest-spending President in 40 years – threatens to veto our requests based on the laughable claim that he is fiscally responsible.
“It is irresponsible for President Bush to ignore these critical priorities as he calls for another $200 billion for his mismanaged wars. The president’s reckless spending overseas is cutting short investments right here in America. It is clear that President Bush’s priorities are simply not those of the American people.”