WaPo: Budget Plan Assumes Too Much, Demands Too Little
Not only that, but with all the program cuts and "reigning in of entitlement program growth," will members of Congress be able to approve it and run for reelection?: "President Bush's budget blueprint would bring the federal government's budget deficit under control by decade's end. But to do that without raising taxes, the White House would need a sweeping tax reform that it has avoided proposing and a swift end to the war in Iraq.
The budget plan for fiscal 2007 underscores what budget analysts of all political stripes have been saying for years: The goals of balancing the budget, waging a global fight against terrorism and making Bush's first-term tax cuts permanent may be fundamentally at odds."