According to White House estimates, “President Bush’s tax cut and the sluggish economy have combined to virtually erase the projected budget surplus not dedicated to Social Security this year and next”. My favorite part? Bush, speaking in Independence, Mo., defended the tax cut and the size of the surplus: “We must resist the temptation of a bigger threat to growth, and that’s excessive federal spending.” He continued, “We don’t want the budget to be a hollow noise. We want the budget to be real, and that’s why I’ve been given the power of the veto.” Um, hello? If you have money in the bank doesn’t mean you HAVE to spend it. At least that’s what my dad always tells me. How about saving? How about earning interest on it? I just don’t get it. If anyone can enlighten me, please do.